Kata Project Seeks to Improve Security with Virtualized Containers

Kata was announced in December as the first project to be hosted by the OpenStack Foundation not directly connected to its namesake platform, and essentially represents the merger of Intel’s “clear” container technology and serverless container platform developer Hyper.sh’s Run V hypervisor-based runtime. To understand the basics of what Kata is doing, one has to look no further than the company’s tagline, which promises “the speed of containers, the security of VM’s.