Engineer for the future of Cloud
June 10-13, 2019
San Jose, CA

150ms or less: Faster, lighter compute virtualization with Firecracker

Abby Fuller (Amazon Web Services)
1:25pm2:05pm Thursday, June 13, 2019
Building Cloud Native Systems
Location: LL21 A/B



Prerequisite knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of containers, serverless, and virtual machines (helpful)


Firecracker is a new open source virtualization technology for secure, multitenant, low-overhead workloads. Firecracker was designed to provide better security, better resource usage, and a better startup time for containers and serverless workloads. Abby Fuller talks about why it was built (and how it was designed) and how it’s used as a building block for Amazon services like Lambda and Fargate.

Abby also covers how you can use Firecracker as a building block for your own projects and how you can think about using it for containerized workloads. Plus, how it might fit into the bigger picture for modern application development.

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Abby Fuller

Amazon Web Services

Abby Fuller works on the containers team at Amazon Web Services. Previously, Abby worked at a number of startups, including Airtime and Hailo.

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