Course Outline


  • The marriage of containers and hypervisors

Container Shortcomings

  • Application workload isolation

Virtual Machine Shortcomings

  • Speed
  • Resource Consumption

Kata Containers Use Cases

Preparing the Development Environment

Overview of Kata Containers Features and Architecture

  • Leveraging Intel Clear Containers and runV
  • Compliance: OCI for Docker and CRI for Kubernetes.

Kata Container Components

  • Agent, Runtime, Proxy, Shim, Kernel and QEMU.

Building a Kata Container


  • Overview of VM and container security
  • Enabling workload isolation


  • Kubernetes Overlay Network


  • How the VM and storage interact

Kata Containers APIs

  • Supporting legacy VMs.
  • Supporting bare-metal infrastructure.


  • Deploying applications to production


  • Multi-tenant Kubernetes

Kata Containers and Continuous Integration

  • Integrating with CI tools and processes


Summary and Conclusion


  • An understanding of containers and virtual machine concepts (Docker, Kubernetes, KVM, etc.).
  • Experience with the Linux command line.


  • Developers
  14 Hours


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