What is Hyper?
Hyper.sh is a secure container hosting service. What makes it different from AWS (Amazon Web Services) is that you don't start servers, but start docker images directly from Docker Hub or other registries.
Hyper is a tool in the Containers as a Service category of a tech stack.
Who uses Hyper?
7 companies reportedly use Hyper in their tech stacks, including Firecracker, studio666.descartes, and metamaskbrowser.
45 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Hyper.
Docker, Jenkins, GitLab CI, macOS, and Buildbot are some of the popular tools that integrate with Hyper. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Hyper.
- Hyper is able to launch instances in sub-second. Also, Hyper requires the minimal resource footprint: ~12MB mem
- Hyper is immune from the "shared kernel" problem in container
- Hyper is hypervisor agnostic
- Hyper eliminates the need of Guest OS
- Virtualization is mature. Features like LiveMigration, SDN, SDS have been battle-tested for years
Hyper Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Hyper?
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KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).
A replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm. It works on Macs with macOS 10.12 or newer. iTerm2 brings the terminal into the modern age with features you never knew you always wanted.
Amazon EC2 Container Service
Amazon EC2 Container Service lets you launch and stop container-enabled applications with simple API calls, allows you to query the state of your cluster from a centralized service, and gives you access to many familiar Amazon EC2 features like security groups, EBS volumes and IAM roles.
Google Kubernetes Engine
Container Engine takes care of provisioning and maintaining the underlying virtual machine cluster, scaling your application, and operational logistics like logging, monitoring, and health management.
Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) is a managed service that makes it easy for you to run Kubernetes on AWS without needing to install and operate your own Kubernetes clusters.