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Serverless and cloud based solutions is the future

This is serverless

Serverless is a cloud-native development model that allows developers to build and run applications without having to manage servers.

There are still servers in serverless, but they are abstracted away from app development. A cloud provider handles the routine work of provisioning, maintaining, and scaling the server infrastructure. Developers can simply package their code in containers for deployment. Once deployed, serverless apps respond to demand and automatically scale up and down as needed. Serverless offerings from public cloud providers are usually metered on-demand through an event-driven execution model. As a result, when a serverless function is sitting idle, it doesn’t cost anything.

What does serverless mean?

A serverless architecture is a way to build and run applications and services without having to manage infrastructure. Your application still runs on servers, but all the server management is done by AWS, Azure or Google Cloud.

Who is better AWS or Azure?

AWS charges you on an hourly basis but Azure has a pricing model of per minute charge. In terms of short term subscriptions, Azure has more flexibility but it is more expensive. Azure has a much better hybrid cloud support in comparison with AWS. AWS provides direct connections whereas Azure express provides routing.

Serverless differs from other cloud computing models in that the cloud provider is responsible for managing both the cloud infrastructure and the scaling of apps. Serverless apps are deployed in containers that automatically launch on demand when called.

  • Over 90% of the existing server solutions as we see them operate today doesn’t use up the full capacity. That means customers and IT-owners pay for more than they ever use. It’s like a highway with 16 lanes in each direction that are only used every now and then. With serverless solutions you as IT-responsible/owner only pay for what you use and only when you use it, says Ortheden further. Additionally you don’t have to worry about having too little capacity available.

Each function in serverless runs smoothly

As an IT-architect one can plan and facilitate exactly the right software solution that suits best for its purpose. You don’t have to compromise due to previous choices of software platforms which eventually forces its owners to pick a worse solution for functionality compared to serverless solutions. And, a beneficial side effect is that this will create fast, secure, homogeneous, reliable and accurate maintenance. Which in return gives better financial.

Serverless limitations

Of course there are some negatives things about serverless solutions, even if they are few. Cold start of code is a little bit longer, unlimited scalability which in itself can create a domino effect of new and uncontrolled database constructions which has been seen when Youtube compensated is server solutions due to great demand from customers to upload videos. And least but not last the suppliers, Amazon and Microsoft, are biggies and you are small. Yes, there are few disadvantages, but the advantages are greater and by using serverless solutions you as a software owner, architect, It-specialist, product owner get more milage from each investment, more IT-bang for the bucks simply put.