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 10.2K GitHub stars and 648 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to AWS Firecracker's open source repository on GitHub
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Google Cloud Functions
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