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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
August 13–August 16, 2020

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Friday, August 14 • 11:05 - 11:40
Startup Containers in Lightning Speed with Lazy Image Distribution - Kohei Tokunaga, NTT

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Pulling image is one of the time-consuming steps in the container startup process. The most critical factor is the current OCI Image Spec with which a container cannot be started until its all image layers are downloaded. However, most of the contents in image layers are not being used for real-world workloads.

In this talk, Kohei will show state-of-the-art alternative image formats which lead to faster container startup by allowing container runtimes to start a container without waiting for all its contents to be locally available. He will also introduce CNCF containerd's fast image distribution approach "Remote Snapshotter" which leverages these formats (https://github.com/containerd/containerd/issues/3731). Finally, he will share the status of his current work on the remote snapshotter implementation and how to take advantage of the new functionality.

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Kohei Tokunaga

Software Engineer, NTT
Kohei Tokunaga is a software engineer at NTT Corporation, a Japan-based telecommunication company. He is working on research of containers, especially performance improvement of runtimes including CNCF containerd. He has talked about container runtime topics mainly in Japanese events... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2020 11:05 - 11:40
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