Diana-Maria Popa is a software development engineer at AWS. Over the past two years, she’s been part of the team that owns Firecracker, an open source virtualization technology that’s purpose-built for creating and managing secure, multitenant 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. It already powers AWS Lambda and AWS Fargate, and is being integrated with compute stacks such as Kubernetes (via Kata Containers and containerd).
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