- Enterprise IT leaders and their teams have a growing interest in serverless computing, which experts say has the potential to revolutionize software development and deployment, according to ZDNet and Diginomica. It also has the capacity to transform the way companies do business.
- As a result, companies like Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and Twilio have a growing focus on serverless and are offering technology to support it. At its Build 2017 conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella noted that technologies like serverless computing are driving major changes in the development paradigm, according to The Server Side.
- Serverless technology, which is based on the microservices architecture, allows enterprises to use modular components to provide various services at the same time and allows programmers to focus on code instead of things like configuring and managing web servers.
What’s not to like? Serverless computing helps organizations reduce the cost of application deployment. In addition, according to experts, serverless technology has the potential to offer the enterprise a wide range of other benefits, from optimizing operations to boosting productivity. And because it lives somewhere inbetween IaaS and PaaS, users of serverless technologies get more flexibility and control with less "stuff" to manage.
Finally, serverless computing allows businesses to offer improved customer services because they can easily scale up to meet bigger demand and then scale back down as demand drops, ensuring customers get a consistent experience at all times.
Because of the rise and widespread adoption of cloud technology, companies are offering more nuanced services to customers, with architectures that are more tailored to the business. Cloud leader AWS, for example, has been pushing its Lambda serverless computing architecture since last summer.