UNICORE Use Case: Serverless Computing Image Converter on Unikernels

Serverless computing platforms such as Amazon EC2’s lambda services are taking the cloud world by storm, and more cloud providers are beginning to offer them.

However, the current implementations either use containers (being thus insecure) or rely on full-blown VMs which makes them highly inefficient.

UNICORE technology and APIs will be used to enable novel serverless computing.

CSUC has developed a function as a service facility offering based on UNICORE which it has been trialed in Barcelona, providing services to citizens and especially to the university and research community.

Implementations of existing services have been developed to assess the performance and scalability of unikernels in image conversion functions.