Serverless Computing

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’ […]

Is Serverless Ready for the Enterprise?

Serverless computing, more accurately termed Functions as a Service (FaaS), is a very compelling format. Developers no longer need to be concerned with compute instances and can instead stay focused on the code logic. Most enterprise customers are only dipping their toes into the technology, just as they are with microservices and containers. The question […]

The Rise of Serverless Computing: Operational, Security & Financial Considerations

As organizations move beyond leveraging just basic compute and storage in the cloud, serverless computing is gaining more attention as a capability for facilitating rapid deployment of new applications without the overhead of managing traditional infrastructure. Serverless computing is being adopted for a wide variety of uses, from traditional systems management functions like managing backups, […]