Serverless: How To Focus On Innovation Rather Than Infrastructure

We get a lot of questions from our customers about serverless and whether it’s the right solution for them. Because of this, our own Director of Engineering & Cloud Development Services, John Sposato, recently wrote an article on Medium titled 'Getting the Most out of Your Serverless Architecture' touting the benefits that the shift to serverless can bring.

It’s true that serverless computing still runs code in an infrastructure environment. But with serverless, the responsibility for provisioning and running this environment is shifted away from developers, freeing them up to focus on what really matters - your core product.

So, what are the benefits of serverless?

Serverless reduces overhead while drawing on the power of AWS to provide these benefits:

  • No need to manage servers, which means developers can spend more time and energy adding value
  • A more efficient IT spend by executing code only when needed
  • Improved performance through built-in availability and fault tolerance
  • Flexible scaling with a pay-as-you-go model

Is serverless right for you?

A serverless approach works especially well for applications that fall into one of these use cases:

  • Event-Driven 
    • Serverless is ideal for applications that experience episodic traffic patterns. Examples include eCommerce apps and form submissions/interactions.
  • Rapid Iterations
    • Does your application require rapid iteration from ideation to production? Must it scale to a significant number of users over a short period of time? You should consider serverless.
  • Significant Processing Scale
    • Applications that require significant processing scale for short durations and are business critical are good candidates for serverless. An example is a payment processing application that may have large, unpredictable usage spikes. 
For more guidance on how serverless could benefit your organization, be sure to contact Mobiquity or check out John's article on 'Getting the Most out of Your Serverless Architecture.'

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