Are Cloud Operating Systems the Next Big Thing?

Posted by rcpavlicek on Dec 19, 2013 8:10 PM EDT; By Lars Kurth
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New technologies like MirageOS and OSv are the tip of the Cloud OS iceberg. The Library Operating System concept has been around for a while, but it is finding a new home in Xen-based clouds.

Lars writes, "Contrary to popular belief, cloud operating systems do not threaten system security or reduce the importance of Linux in the cloud. And they provide many advantages over today’s application stack including portability, low latency and simplified management. In fact, they may just be the next big thing."

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