They don't seem to have written any code yet.  So what we have at this point is a marketing website about their ambition and goals?
Impressive backing by the big name companies.
The idea of treating containers as secure and isolated as VMs is enticing for non-ephemeral services. Are these strictly tuned to exploit intel Hardware features or would they consider supporting the equivalent features in say AMD?
On the other hand, isn't this the realm of mainline distributions like RHEL, Debian and the like? To support such isolation facilities. I always thought clear Linux was a Intel playground for proof-of-concept which will eventually be up streamed to major Linux distributions.Is it not true?
I guess my question is why a separate project like this, instead of RedHat Enterprise Containers or Debian containers?
One thing that isn't mentioned on front page at least is the management aspect.
Docker became popular because it was pretty easy to use, and to publish and reuse existing containers. Whatever competes with it only stands a chance if it can either reuse the existing container ecosystem, or offer something roughly as good.
The British Indian Ocean territory really is becoming a tech hub.
How is this better than using rkt with an lkvm stage1, which also uses the work done by the Clear Containers team? It looks like Kata packages QEMU as well, which seems a bit overkill.
It's kind of interesting that it's only in the Linux world that containers cannot be thought of as isolated or secure. Seeing it from a jails and zones perspective, rather sad, actually :)
Another alternative is using hyper container
> It is designed to be architecture agnostic, run on multiple hypervisors and be compatible with the OCI specification for Docker containers
In what sense is this "OCI compatible"? Do they implement the runtime, image format spec, or both? My understanding of containerization and OCI runtimes is that they're fundamentally different from hardware-level virtualization.
Whats the difference between unikernels and kata containers?