Unikernels are the next big thing in the market; one can also say that it is the “new bling object” now available on the Cloud. Although the term ‘unikernel’ has created havoc in the industry, the trust in Linux has not diminished in multiple organizations.
An open-source operating system, Linux has many users on a global platform. In an all-purpose operating system (OS), the main criteria are the ease of use, alterations, and distribution of its underlying source code. According to Statcounter, 2.43% of desktops use Linux operating systems worldwide. 47% of professional developers utilize Linux OS, wherein 39.2% of website OS are powered by it. Not limited to desktops and laptops alone, many organizations also use this platform to power smartphones.
The fame of the Linux operating system does not stop here. Emerging as the third most favored desktop OS, it has a market share of 2.09%. The market size is also estimated to reach 15.64 billion U.S. dollars by 2027. The top 500 fastest supercomputers perform exponentially on Linux, with 96.3% renowned 1 million servers running on it. It would not be surprising to note that there are more than 600 active Linux distros in today’s time.
Although it can be truly stated that Linux is a preferred operating system by a large percentage of organizations, IT technicians, and individuals, it ought to be remembered that it is not user-friendly in comparison to Windows or Mac. A large number of versions of Linux are available with hundred of user-developed editions. These number of choices can make it difficult to select and use the required one. Though Linux can be downloaded for free, users can face long-term challenges in learning the OS and navigation. The user also needs to be cautious as this OS can bring along a large number of bugs and might not be compatible with the hardware. It is unable to support sophisticated features that are available in Windows, such as NVIDIA (News - Alert) Optimus switchable graphics, USB 3G/LTE/4G modems, etc.
Focussing on certain setbacks instilled in Linux, NanoVMs came with an ultimate solution, which is a unikernel platform that is safer, secure, and faster. Leaving behind the high-maintenance software, this platform is on a mission to get rid of constant data breaches.
The never-witnessed-before technology and unikernel-based cloud infrastructure is working together to leave behind the obsolete, vulnerable platforms that are used by BFSIs, governments, and ONG organizations. NanoVMs is creating awareness amongst organizations that cybersecurity is an investment and a priority. The platform has emerged as a future of cloud infrastructure that has an attack surface of 0.1%. With 27k lines of code, 8 libraries, and 1 executable, NanoVMs’s unikernel is 200% faster on Google (News - Alert) Cloud and 300% faster on AWS. In addition to zero concepts of users, shells, passwords, remote logins, and other features, the attack surface is 10th of 1%.
What’s more, the user cannot run more than one program in the same time frame. This does not eradicate the security problems extremely; however, it vastly diminishes them.
There are multiple alternatives to NanoVMs available in the market, but none delivers parallel services in comparison. The founder and CEO, Ian Eyberg, gave birth to NanoVMs with a vision to run a single program as a virtual machine and not run several other programs on the same virtual machine in the same time frame. His hard work and perseverance resulted in NanoVMs rising as a leader in delivering security, performance, and useability with low infrastructure costs.
Thus Linux is now an obsolete operating system in this new era of technology. NanoVMs have emerged as an ultimate unikernel platform that reduces data breaches and cyber-attack and delivers high-end security to organizations round the clock.