Koyeb is a serverless platform that integrates with your GitHub repository – TechCrunch
Koyeb has come a long way since I first covered the startup. The company remains focused on serverless infrastructure. But it now offers a general-purpose serverless platform that you can configure with a simple git push command or using Docker containers.
The company’s serverless platform is now available in public preview with a free tier to get started and try out the service – the free tier lets you run two nano apps on the platform. It has already been tested by 10,000 developers in the private beta phase. 3,000 applications are currently running on Koyeb’s infrastructure.
Koyeb wants to abstract your server infrastructure as much as possible so you can focus on development rather than system administration. You can use it to host a web app, an API, or event-driven workloads.
The startup does not use Kubernetes behind the scenes. Instead it created its own custom stack based on Firecracker microVMs, Nomad and Kuma. It runs on bare metal servers with the latest Intel and AMD chips.
There are two ways to get your apps on Koyeb. You can deploy from your Git repository (currently limited to GitHub repositories) or from any public or private container registry. Koyeb has a web interface but also offers a command line interface and an API.
When you deploy a new app, Koyeb assigns your app a .koyeb.app subdomain and automatically secures the app with TLS. You can also configure your own domain name.
If you need more resources, you can easily scale your app using a slider. In this case, Koyeb launches your app on multiple new instances and traffic is automatically balanced between those instances.
All of this is transparent to the development team. Every time there is a new Git commit, Koyeb automatically starts building and deploying your app.
Koyeb plans to offer a global edge network. The service currently operates on a core site in Paris and 250 edge sites for native load balancing, TLS encryption, and CDN-like caching. By the end of the year, your app will be deployed simultaneously to 10 core locations around the world.
It’s clear that Koyeb is still a work in progress. But it sounds like a promising start for lean development teams that don’t want to spend too much time managing a cloud infrastructure.