Fueling innovative software
July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR
Diana-Maria Popa

Diana-Maria Popa
Software Development Engineer, Amazon


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).


9:35am10:00am Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Open Source, Open@Amazon , Sponsored
Location: F150/151
Diana-Maria Popa (Amazon), Radu Weiss (Amazon)
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Does the world need more VMMs? It's a controversial question. Diana-Maria Popa and Radu Weiss explore the fundamentals of building virtual machine managers (VMMs) and explain why Rust is the right programming language. Some open source projects use rust-vmm crates to build virtualization products and prototypes, and Radu and Diana-Maria outline the advantages and trade-offs. Read more.