From its inception, serverless computing appeared to be the new flagship technology supplied by major cloud and third party providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform GCP, promising cloud adopters with a game-changing computational and pricing model.

So what is serverless computing?

One school of thought attributes it to a concept in which the business logic application runs over containers managed by third party provider known as Function-as-a-service, whereas another school of thought links it to a abstracted layer of servers running in the backend and so its called Backend-as-a-Service.

Essentially serverless computing is  a new paradigm shift in terms of information computation and processing leveraging on several abstracted layers of compute and memory managed by third party cloud providers. Hence, the model doesn't get rid of servers, however, the servers are existing but hidden from users reach.

From this perspective, serverless computing allows for an unprecedented flexibility in terms of application run and execution, as it capitalises on the state-of-the-art software abstraction to allow software developers, engineers, and testers to focus on debugging and running their apps without having to worry about infrastructure handling, which boosts operational excellence for software companies by reducing their products time-to-market and fosters development innovation.

By adopting serverless computing, businesses cut substantially  their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), as this model allows them to rent only operating systems from third party providers, in order for them to execute and run their business logic apps, without paying the price for all the hardware that comes along with. Therefore, businesses reach their cost optimisation objective in no time.

Serverless is a growing market, with predictions of 33% annual growth through to 2021 when the market will hit $7.7 billion. So if you are interested in knowing more about serverless computing and its implementation, reach out to us!