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What is Hyper?

Hyper.sh is a secure container hosting service. What makes it different from AWS (Amazon Web Services) is that you don't start servers, but start docker images directly from Docker Hub or other registries.
Hyper is a tool in the Containers as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who uses Hyper?

4 companies reportedly use Hyper in their tech stacks, including Firecracker, Medvine, and metamaskbrowser.

15 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Hyper.

Hyper Integrations

Docker, Jenkins, GitLab CI, macOS, and Buildbot are some of the popular tools that integrate with Hyper. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Hyper.

Why developers like Hyper?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use Hyper
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Hyper Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Hyper in their tech stack.

at ThoughtWorks | 2 upvotes 1.1K views

I use Hyper because you have to make HTTP calls somehow ;). It's also one of the cornerstones of the Web in Rust, and seemed like a good choice. Today, hyper is still a moving target, and it is getting hard to keep up. One of my hopes is that async/await and hyper will reach 1.0 this year, so one can upgrade to that in one big push.

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Hyper's Features

  • Hyper is able to launch instances in sub-second. Also, Hyper requires the minimal resource footprint: ~12MB mem
  • Hyper is immune from the "shared kernel" problem in container
  • Hyper is hypervisor agnostic
  • Hyper eliminates the need of Guest OS
  • Virtualization is mature. Features like LiveMigration, SDN, SDS have been battle-tested for years

Hyper Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Hyper?
KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).
Amazon EC2 Container Service
Amazon EC2 Container Service lets you launch and stop container-enabled applications with simple API calls, allows you to query the state of your cluster from a centralized service, and gives you access to many familiar Amazon EC2 features like security groups, EBS volumes and IAM roles.
Google Kubernetes Engine
Container Engine takes care of provisioning and maintaining the underlying virtual machine cluster, scaling your application, and operational logistics like logging, monitoring, and health management.
Amazon EKS
Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) is a managed service that makes it easy for you to run Kubernetes on AWS without needing to install and operate your own Kubernetes clusters.
AWS Fargate
AWS Fargate is a technology for Amazon ECS and EKS* that allows you to run containers without having to manage servers or clusters. With AWS Fargate, you no longer have to provision, configure, and scale clusters of virtual machines to run containers.
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Hyper's Followers
28 developers follow Hyper to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
John Alton
Bryan Feuling
Saravanan Baskaran
Aaron Welch
Marcus Asplund
John Kelvie
Ilya Kaplun