As we discussed in Firecracker MicroVMs: Lightweight Virtualization for Containers and Serverless Workloads, Firecracker is a lightweight virtual machine monitor (VMM) that uses Linux kernel-based virtual machines (KVM) to provision and manage lightweight virtual machines (VMs), also known as microVMs.
Without further ado, here is a list of the top ten reasons why we love Firecracker:
Firecracker is transforming how serverless workloads run. MicroVMs combine the isolation and security offered by full virtualization solutions with the speed and density provided by container technology.
The Koyeb Serverless Platform natively launches your serverless Apps in Firecracker MicroVMs to make sure your workloads perform faster and more efficiently. Give it a try!
We hope you enjoyed this short overview on why Firecracker matters for your Serverless workloads! Make sure to read our Firecracker MicroVMs: Lightweight Virtualization for Containers and Serverless Workloads blog post if you want to learn more about how Firecracker works.
If you're curious about different deployment strategies, our Cloud Computing and Serverless Architectures: What are FaaS and CaaS? discusses Function as a Service (FaaS) and Container as a Service (CaaS) and explains how you can pair these solutions with serverless architectures.