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Managing WebAssembly Applications Using Docker and k8s Tooling

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Michael Yuan
Second State, CEO

Second State provides comprehensive blockchain solutions for businesses. Based on a full stack of Open Source software, it creates turn-key blockchain solutions and subscription-based services optimized for specific industries. Second State has recently closed a $3 million A round venture financing led by SIG.

Dr. Michael Yuan is the CEO of the Second State Inc, and a co-founder of the CyberMiles Foundation. He is the author of textbook Building Blockchain Applications published by Addison-Wesley. Dr. Yuan has extensive experience developing and commercializing Open Source software. His past experience includes product management and developer programs in major open source companies such as JBoss and RedHat. Dr. Yuan received a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Texas at Austin.

WebAssembly is a high-performance, lightweight, polyglot, portable, and secure application runtime. It is ideally suited for many cloud native use cases, such as service mesh, embedded APIs for SaaS, and serverless functions for edge networks. However, as Docker and k8s’ success in cloud native infrastructure has shown, orchestration and management solutions are crucial for the adoption of application runtimes. In this presentation, Michael Yuan will use CNCF sandbox project WasmEdge as an example to discuss how to integrate and use widely used cloud native orchestration tools to manage WebAssembly workloads. Specific topics include the following.  - WebAssembly use cases in cloud native infrastructure - Use runw to add WebAssembly management capabilities in CRI-O - Use crunw to support WebAssembly in k8s  - Support WebAssembly as a service mesh sidecar in Dapr and others - Standardization efforts around WebAssembly orchestration and management