Serverless Computing

Utilizing Container-Based Functions in a Serverless World


Over the past few years, serverless and containers emerged as winners for building modern infrastructure. Each of these technologies have their own sweet spots and challenges. Highly customized container workloads might require sophisticated orchestrator infrastructure with high reliability. Serverless cloud services are limited when it comes to application portability, barring some recent advancements, such as […]

The Serverless Cloud Security Model: A Point Of View


Introduction Over the course of a few years, enterprises have been exploring serverless technology for application development, system automation and a host of other use cases. After initial research and experimentation on smaller projects, companies are now realizing the viability of the serverless model for their core, business-critical workloads. Serverless technology is being adopted by […]

Strategize Your Journey to the Cloud-Native World: A Look at Containers and Serverless


If you have embraced the concept of cloud-native computing, your organization is set up for success in today’s competitive IT environment. You have already made significant progress. You have signed on to the basic tenets of modern IT management practices like DevOps, continuous delivery, microservices and containers. You have set a goal to create applications […]

The Abstraction Progression: From Fortran to FaaS


This year marks my 30th year in IT. I have witnessed numerous attempts by vendors over the last several decades to speed up the development process. We’ve moved from machine code to assembler to languages like Cobol, Fortran, and RPG in the early mainframe days. Each language was an attempt to abstract the complexities of […]

How Serverless Changes Cloud Computing


In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It’s […]

Serverless Computing has Landed: How IT Ops Can Adapt


“Serverless architecture” refers to applications that significantly depend upon third-party services (known as “back end as a service,” or BaaS) or upon custom code that’s run in ephemeral containers (“function as a service,” or FaaS). Currently, the best-known serverless vendor host is AWS Lambda, but Microsoft and Google are both hot on Amazon Web Services’ […]