Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2019


Tools for Shrinking Your Containers

Honey I shrunk the container! Containers are increasingly the standard mechanism for packaging, delivering and deploying software.

They provide a simpler, more lightweight architecturally significant form of virtualisation than VMs. They are a natural candidate for running microservices. But can we do better?

If we can simplify our containers, we can shrink them further, improving: - performance - security - management

In this talk I'll be discussing: - advantages of microcontainers over containers - how to build and use microcontainers - Smith ( - a microcontainer builder from Oracle - Crashcart - ( a tool for debugging microcontainers (and containers)


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