Firecracker – Lightweight Virtualization for Serverless Computing

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Firecracker – Lightweight Virtualization for Serverless Computing
When we launched AWS Lambda, we focused on giving developers a secure serverless experience so that they could avoid managing infrastructure.
Just four years later (Lambda was launched at re:Invent 2014) it is clear that the serverless model is here to stay.
Introducing FirecrackerToday I would like to tell you about Firecracker, a new virtualization technology that makes use of KVM.
Battle-Tested – Firecracker has been battled-tested and is already powering multiple high-volume AWS services including AWS Lambda and AWS Fargate.
Firecracker SecurityAs I mentioned earlier, Firecracker incorporates a host of security features!
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