Speed run: running 4 virtual appliances on your laptop in 5 seconds overall

Speed Run: Running 4 Virtual Appliances on Your Laptop in 5 Seconds Overall

By Dor Laor, Tzach Livyatan

In the following demo, Dor is running 4 different OSv base virtual appliances on his laptop:

  • Redis
  • Tomcat
  • MySQL
  • Cassandra

Each virtual appliance is a full–blown VM, each with a pre-integrated cloud application, and each launched without terminating the others.

As you can see, application startup time takes between sub-second (Redis) to a few seconds (Cassandra) depending on the application. The hypervisor plus OS part of the boot time is less than a second for all cases.

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