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Avoiding Lock-in Risks With Serverless

One of the concerns for serverless is vendor lock-in and we have seen many FUD regarding how serverless platforms can lock you in. While vendor lock-in is a legitimate cobern for serverless platforms, it is not something that should deter you from using these platforms. In this post, we will discuss lock-in considerations for serverless… Continue reading →

How Serverless Reshapes CI/CD

As serverless adoption increases, how does it impact the CI/CD pipeline and process? No credible organization today uses a development model without DevOps. Key to establishing DevOps that brings agility to application deployment is a friction-free CI/CD pipeline that allows software code to move from development environment to production. Serverless is slowly bringing in a… Continue reading →

Serverless and Multi-Cloud

The Multi-Cloud is fast gaining traction among the enterprises and the analyst firm Gartner has been talking about how different organizations are embracing more than one public cloud provider. Serverless is fast gaining traction among the developers as the right abstraction. The abstraction offered by Serverless and some of the restrictions imposed on the applications… Continue reading →

Serverless Is About Accountability

Serverless is the buzzword of our day and everyone has a different take on what it means. Some consider it a philosophy or mindset, others think it is about scaling-to-zero, and some believe it is merely hype around Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS). I’ve been a serverless user and advocate since before the term as we know it… Continue reading →

Announcing the Public Availability of Catalyst Serverless Platform

Serverless computing is gaining tremendous traction among developers, mainly aided by the ease with which they can deploy their code to production. The agility factor and the fine-grained cost model have made serverless computing attractive to many developers. Serverless is an abstraction that completely removes the complexities associated with managing the servers and middleware layers… Continue reading →

On The Impact Of Cold Start

One of the biggest complaints against Functions as a Service (FaaS) is the problem of a cold start. It is about the delay between the execution of a function after someone invokes it. To be more specific, it is about the function at the time of invocation. In the background, many FaaS offerings use containers to encapsulate… Continue reading →

The Confusion Around AWS Lambda

Today at the re:invent conference, Amazon made some announcements regarding AWS Lambda. These announcements include: Increase in the resource limit for AWS Lambda up to 10 GB RAM and 5 vCPUs Support for container images to encapsulate functions Millisecond billing without any minimum execution time The second announcement has created some confusion in the social media… Continue reading →

The Pros and Cons of Azure Functions

Azure Functions has been gaining traction among developers, mostly led by .NET developers. Microsoft offers many different application deployment platforms including containers, PaaS, WebApps, Azure Functions, Azure Logic Apps and others. With such diverse portfolio, Microsoft is positioning Azure Functions as an enterprise grade Serverless offering. As a follow up to our posts on the… Continue reading →

Pros & Cons of Google Functions

After the launch, Google Functions didn’t get any attention for sometime before the company started investing in the platform. While it is nowhere comparable to AWS Lambda in terms of the feature set or developer adoption, it has been slowly gaining traction. While Google Functions alone is not very interesting, the spectrum of services offered… Continue reading →

Does Serverless Offer NoOps Nirvana?

As Serverless Computing gain traction in the industry, the industry conversation has moved towards whether Serverless is the NoOps nirvana we were expecting to happen in the cloud. When Platform as a Service (PaaS) gained traction in circa 2011, there was a talk of PaaS ushering in an era of NoOps, a result of the marketing campaign by… Continue reading →

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