Secure and fast microVMs for serverless computing

What is AWS Firecracker?

Firecracker is an open source virtualization technology that is purpose-built for creating and managing secure, multi-tenant container and function-based services that provide serverless operational models. Firecracker runs workloads in lightweight virtual machines, called microVMs, which combine the security and isolation properties provided by hardware virtualization technology with the speed and flexibility of containers.

AWS Firecracker is a tool in the Serverless / Task Processing category of a tech stack.

AWS Firecracker is an open source tool with 8.1K Github Stars and 474 Github Forks. Here’s a link to AWS Firecracker's open source repository on Github

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AWS Firecracker's alternatives

  • AWS Lambda - Automatically run code in response to modifications to objects in Amazon S3 buckets, messages in Kinesis streams, or updates in DynamoDB
  • Serverless - The most widely-adopted toolkit for building serverless applications
  • Cloud Functions for Firebase - Run your mobile backend code without managing servers
  • Google Cloud Functions - A serverless environment to build and connect cloud services
  • Azure Functions - Listen and react to events across your stack

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