Today we’re excited to announce IronFunctions, our first major open source project.
IronFunctions is a serverless microservices platform that you can run anywhere; on public, private, and hybrid clouds, even on your own laptop. The world is moving towards hybrid/multi-cloud, so should your serverless platform.
It runs on top of the popular orchestration frameworks (Kubernetes, Mesosphere), inside PaaS runtime environments (CloudFoundry, OpenShift), and on bare metal.
Functions are packaged using Docker so it supports any language, any dependencies, and can run anywhere. It will also eventually support other container technologies, and today it supports the Lambda function format for easy portability and will soon support others as well.
IronFunctions is written in Go, extremely fast, and written with scalability and operability in mind.
Finally, it’s being driven by our team at Iron.io that is unashamedly taking credit for coining the term serverless dating back to 2011 and 2012. We’ve launched billions of containers through our flagship serverless job processing service IronWorker, and now bring this knowledge and experience to IronFunctions to round out our portfolio of products with synchronous capabilities.
So without further ado, we’d love your help in building an amazing platform and community. Fork the repo and please give us pull requests and create issues!
The Project: https://github.com/iron-io/functions
Join our Slack room: http://get.iron.io/open-slack
The Press Release: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/ironio-releases-first-open-source-project-2175887.htm
Join the conversation: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12961296
Thanks for supporting Iron.io for the past 5+ years.