On Wednesday, Microsoft introduced Azure Event Grid, a fully-managed event routing service designed to make it easier for developers to build event-based applications and create serverless workflows, according to a Microsoft blog.
"Using a single service, Azure Event Grid manages all routing of events from any source, to any destination, for any application," Corey Sanders, director of Compute, Azure, wrote in the blog.
Companies like Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and Twilio have a growing focus on serverless technology and are offering the underlying technology to support it.
Microsoft is intent on making Azure the most user-friendly cloud around. The company has consistently pumped out Azure tools as it seeks to make a dent in AWS’ cloud lead while capitalizing on the interest shown by IT leaders and their teams in serverless computing.
Azure Event Grid holds additional appeal because enterprise IT leaders and their teams have a growing interest in serverless computing.
Experts say the tech has the potential to revolutionize software development and deployment, allowing enterprises to use modular components to provide various services at the same time and help programmers focus on code instead of things like configuring and managing web servers.
With the rise and widespread adoption of cloud technology, companies are offering more nuanced services to customers with architectures more tailored to the business. At its Build 2017 conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella noted technologies like serverless computing are driving major changes in the development paradigm.