I came to know the Alpine Linux because of its small image size for Docker. Unlike almost 200MB in size of popular CentOS and Ubuntu, it just needs 5MB. That made me wonder if I can get much smaller Linux VM using the Alpine distro for special use cases like network tools.
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I attended the IBM InterConnect conference in Las Vegas two weeks ago. It was held in the Mandalay Bay hotel, a place I visited and stayed for many times before as VMware had many of its conferences there. Everything looked familiar except that it was an IBM conference.