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According to a 2018 report written by RightScale, serverless computing has an annual growth rate of 75%, making it currently the fastest-growing cloud service model, but what does this mean for your business? By moving towards the future and integrating this model into your company’s operations, it can reap benefits over time.
The Next Generation of Cloud Infrastructure
Companies are continuously trying to find new ways to cut costs and reduce maintenance time when it comes to running their operations. By maintaining up-to-date practices and moving towards the next–generation of cloud infrastructure, businesses are able to cultivate their core competencies and drive growth. In a survey conducted by Dashbird, organizations have reported that implementing this technology has resulted in:
What Is Serverless Computing?
Serverless is the native architecture of the cloud that allows you to shift more of your operational responsibilities to AWS, while increasing efficiency and innovation. The cloud infrastructure entails the following:
What are some of the capabilities of the AWS serverless platform?
1. Reliability and Performance
AWS serverless provides highly scalable and low-cost operation with the use of AWS Lambda features such as automatic scaling and enabling provisioned concurrency.
2. Security and Access Control
Securely control your AWS resources and tools via AWS Identity and Access Management as well as Amazon Cognito.
3. Global Scale and Reach
Why should your business consider Serverless?
There are several reasons why serverless infrastructure should be something to consider at your company:
1. Eliminates Server Management
There is no need for server maintenance or installation/run-time of software.
2. Flexibility in Scaling
Applications can be scaled automatically or adjusted by managing how much throughput/memory that can be consumed.
3. Increase in Availability
Going serverless will take advantage of built-in support for different availability zones and regions, easing the burden when architecting an application.
3 Things to Consider Before Working with Serverless
Because operating under serverless is handled differently than it would be with a traditional server, serverless technology is not one-size-fits-all. There are a few things to consider before changing your infrastructure:
1. Understanding Price Differences
Serverless computing follows a transaction-based pricing model. Most companies are used to paying for storage, hosting and application uptime.
2. Determining Level of Control
Setting a level of control in your company’s serverless application is important when considering this type of technology. Developers are used to a high level of control when managing a traditional application or webserver.
Determining the required level of availability and bandwidth that your company has in implementing a new infrastructure is critical to ensuring that value of the new business service.
Interested in learning more about how you can modernize your application or environment? Contact us to speak with a cloud architect or software engineer. We would be happy to provide an assessment of one of your workloads.
Scott brings over 15 years of experience working in Software Development – Design, Architecture and Development of several Web Applications. His vast experience covers a lot of different technologies from Microsoft to Linux, we like to refer to him as a jack of all trades- he doesn’t shy away from learning new technologies. Prior to joining the EagleDream Team, Scott has worked at Xerox, Paetec, and VirtualScopic.
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