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What is ZeroVM?

ZeroVM is an open source virtualization technology that is based on the Chromium Native Client (NaCl) project. ZeroVM creates a secure and isolated execution environment which can run a single thread or application. ZeroVM is designed to be lightweight, portable, and can easily be embedded inside of existing storage systems.
ZeroVM is a tool in the Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers category of a tech stack.
ZeroVM is an open source tool with 748 GitHub stars and 75 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to ZeroVM's open source repository on GitHub

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ZeroVM's Features

  • Small, Light, Fast - ZeroVM is extremely small, lightweight, and fast. An execution environment can start in as little as 5 milliseconds.
  • Secure - ZeroVM security is derived from the Chromium Native Client (NaCl) project and is based on the concept of software fault isolation.
  • Hyper-Scalable - ZeroVM makes it easy to create large clusters of instances, aggregating the compute power of many individual physical servers into a single execution environment.
  • Embeddable - ZeroVM is designed to be embedded into existing storage systems.
  • Functional (Deterministic) - Execution inside a ZeroVM environment is functionally pure or deterministic, meaning that for any given set of inputs ZeroVM will always produce the exact same output.

ZeroVM Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to ZeroVM?
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ZeroVM's Followers
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