Sparkler: A KVM-based Virtual Machine Manager

[Join the discussion on Hacker News here.] Serverless computing is quite the rage these days and AWS Lambda is on the forefront of this. A while ago, they released Firecracker, the engine behind Lambda. Unsurprisingly, it was based on Linux’s KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) technology, but what was surprising was how it gave up the […]

How AWS Firecracker works: a deep dive

Anything that powers technology like AWS Lambda needs to be really fast. And it needs to be secure. While AWS could have gone with existing technology, to satisfy both these main requirements, they went with building something new, Firecracker, that is both really fast – it can boot Linux and start executing user space processes […]