There’s an interesting trend in application development today that’s caught our attention. Leading cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure have begun offering services and guidance on creating and deploying applications that are “serverless.”
AWS says, “Serverless computing allows you to build and run applications and services without thinking about servers. Serverless applications don’t require you to provision, scale, and manage any servers. You can build them for nearly any type of application or backend service, and everything required to run and scale your application with high availability is handled for you.” Sounds pretty good – but how does it work?
Simply put, anything you would run on a server has been replicated with services delivered by the cloud provider. So, all the pieces you need to deliver a modern application – things like data storage, web services, business logic, access management, etc. – are available and configured in the cloud service. AWS has services for each of these respectively: Amazon S3, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon Lambda and Amazon IAM.
To create a serverless application, your developers configure these individual services to work together and all of the pain associated with managing the servers that typically underlie these application components are handled by the cloud provider. No worrying about disk space, memory, or bandwidth.
Serverless solutions are in their infancy but certainly worth a look if running your applications is more of a headache than the most important job of developing them.
For more information on the development of serverless applications, contact us today at (845) 735-3555 or visit our website at www.superiortechnology.com.
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