Hippo is an open source Platform as a Service (PaaS), making it easier to deploy and manage applications following modern cloud-native best practices.

Hippo includes capabilities for building and deploying applications from source, simple application configuration, automatically deploying and rolling back releases, managing domain names, providing seamless edge routing, log aggregation, and sharing applications with other teams. All of this is exposed through a beautiful web interface and simple-to-use developer tooling.

Under the hood, Hippo takes advantage of several modern cloud-native tools like WebAssembly to provide a safe, secure, sandboxed environment to compile, deploy, run, and manage applications.

Our goal is to provide a platform for developers to take advantage of modern technologies without having to dive into the technical details of hosting.

We are also focused on providing a platform for cloud engineers looking for a secure and safe runtime platform for their developers, with all the bells and whistles required to deploy applications with ease.

Getting Started

To get started with Hippo, follow our Quick Start Guide.

Take a deep dive into Hippo in our Topic Guides.

How-to Guides are recipes. They guide you through the steps involved in addressing key problems and use-cases. They are more advanced than tutorials and assume some knowledge of how Hippo works.

The Developer Guides help you get started developing code for the Hippo project.

Project Status

Hippo is experimental code. It is not considered production-grade by its developers, nor is it “supported” software. However, it is ready for you to try out and provide feedback.

About the Team

DeisLabs is experimenting with many WebAssembly technologies right now. This is one of a multitude of projects (including Krustlet, the WebAssembly Kubelet) designed to test the limits of WebAssembly as a cloud-based runtime.

Here at DeisLabs we are cooking up better ways to develop and run WebAssembly workloads. Not familiar with WebAssembly? Take a quick tour of WebAssembly in a Hurry to get up to speed.