Serverless Curated List

Serverless Curated List

Serverless technology is a hot topic today, and is increasingly valuable in the use of building modern digital applications at scale.

The following is a list of curated articles, videos, and other content by Lee related to serverless technology in modern digital applications.


The Great Serverless Debate

The concept of “serverless” is on the minds of many developers and operations teams these days. The technology is definitely hot, but is serverless really ready for prime time in production environments?
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MDA Episode #7 - The Great Serverless Debate, Redux - Part 1

Episode #7 – The Great Serverless Debate, Redux – Part 1 July 9th, 2018 was the launch of a podcast episode from the “Modern Software Podcast”, a podcast sponsored by New Relic, and hosted by New Relic’s Fredric Paul and Tori Wieldt.
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Common Cloud Adoption Mistakes No 3: Serverless Solves All My Problems

Cloud computing is mainstream. That’s a fact. Chances are if your company isn’t already extensively using the cloud, it is planning on doing so in the very near future. But be careful…there are many mistakes that companies new to the cloud make when they begin looking into cloud adoption.
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AWS Lambda v Amazon ECS — Two Paths To One Goal, Which Is Best?

Launched in parallel two and a half years ago by Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda and Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) are two distinct services that each offer a new, leaner way of accessing compute resources. Amazon ECS lets developers tap into container technology on a pay-as-you-go basis. AWS Lambda offers what is often known as ‘serverless’ computing, or function-as-a-service — the ability to access specific functions, again on pay-as-you-go terms.

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Forget Aws Lambda Kubernetes and Fargate What We Need Is Beyond All Three

In 2018 I wrote Forget AWS Lambda, so long Kubernetes, this is the future of serverless here on diginomica. My point in that article being that the future of computation was not going to be neither Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) offerings, such as AWS Lambda, nor the management of fleets of servers to operate containers, as is necessary for Kubernetes.
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Forget AWS Lambda, so long Kubernetes – this is the future of serverless

Last year I wrote an article on what serverless computing is all about. In that article, I described that while serverless computing doesn’t remove servers, it moves the management of servers to the cloud computing provider, away from your development and IT organization. It removes complexity from application management and enables easier and more significant scaling by sharing server resources across a larger set of consumers.

But last year, when you said ‘serverless computing’, you were almost exclusively referring to Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) technologies such as AWS Lambda, Microsoft Azure Functions, and Google Cloud Functions. While there are other serverless technologies – such as serverless data stores and databases – these functional computing services were usually what you meant when you were referring to ‘serverless computing’.

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The London Sunday Times: Raconteur: Serverless computer

Serverless computing is one of the hottest trends in tech, however it’s also one of the most misunderstood. From the article: Lee Atchison, senior director at analytics platform New Relic, warns: “Each service provides a different and unique method for offering serverless computing.
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Expect serverless to become more mainstream

Serverless is a hotly discussed topic right now, and it seems to mean different things to different people. We caught up with Lee Atchison, Senior Director, Cloud Architecture at New Relic to discuss what serverless means to him, how it’s changing the way applications are developed and what implications serverless could have for infrastructure in the future.
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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Serverless Computing But Were Afraid To Ask

We’ve heard the buzzword, we hear the excitement, but what exactly is serverless computing and why should I care about it?

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The Future of Kubernetes is not Lambda, it's Containers

I wrote not that long ago (see article in Diginomica) that the future of serverless is not Lambda, but is technologies such as AWS Fargate. I truly believe this is. Lambda is very useful for some kinds of computing needs, but it is not suitable as a general serverless solution to replace standard programming methodologies for building services and systems.

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Lee in Diginomica — Two of the Top Six Articles of the Year

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