When you have a system that has little to no system calls, no context switching and direct hardware access coupled with ridiculously fast boot times you will be the envy of the datacenter.
No forking, no users, no shells, only one process - this immediately puts an end to most security attacks in existence.
Many people have heard of booting 1000 VMs on one commodity server but current virtualization software can go over 100,000 VMs.
Devops is expensive. Not having to manage systems dramatically reduces this cost and let's you focus on what you are good at. It's not uncommon for a devops engineer in San Francisco to cost $140k-$160k base. After you've hired 5 of these people you'll understand how much money is at stake here.
AWS, Google Cloud, and other existing cloud infrastructure products were built to service operating systems designed over 40 years ago. Today's cloud is fundamentally different from the PDP-7/PDP11s Unix was designed for. As a 'best practice' ops provisions VMs that are heavily under-utilized only because they don't have anything better - until now.
Introducing the future cloud.
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