💭 What, How, and Why of Serverless | XS’ Issue #29

💭 What, How, and Why of Serverless | XS’ Issue #29
By Esat from Experience Stack • Issue #29 • View online

A Quick Overview of What, How, and Why of Serverless
In the technology world, “serverless” is a hot word. But what does it mean, and why should you care? In this article, we’ll give you a quick overview of what serverless is, how it works, and why it’s a big deal.
What Is Serverless
Serverless is a cloud-computing execution model in which the cloud provider runs the server and dynamically manages the allocation of machine resources. Serverless computing is a way to provide backend services on an as-needed basis.
It’s a form of utility computing that bills only for the resources used, rather than billing for a fixed amount of server time or capacity.
What Are the Advantages of Serverless Computing
There are many benefits to using serverless architectures, including the following:
  1. Cost savings: Since you only pay for the resources you use (and not for idle capacity), serverless can be much more cost-effective than traditional server-based architectures.
  2. Scalability: Serverless architectures are highly scalable, since they automatically scale up or down based on demand. This can be a major advantage over traditional server-based architectures, which can often struggle to keep up with sudden spikes in traffic.
  3. Flexibility: Serverless architectures are also very flexible, since they can be easily adapted to changing requirements. This can be a major advantage in environments where requirements frequently change, such as in the case of mobile applications.
  4. Simplicity: Serverless architectures can often be simpler to implement than traditional server-based architectures, since they require less code and fewer dependencies. This can make them easier to develop and deploy.
  5. Improved security: Since serverless architectures typically involve less code and fewer dependencies, they can be more secure than traditional server-based architectures. This is because there are fewer potential attack vectors for attackers to exploit.
  6. Enhanced resilience: Because serverless architectures spread the load across multiple servers, they are less likely to experience downtime in the event of a single server failure.
Overall, serverless architectures offer a number of advantages over traditional web hosting solutions, making them an attractive option for businesses looking to improve their web presence.
What Is Next for Serverless
As more and more of the drawbacks of using serverless get addressed, and the popularity of edge computing grows, we can expect to see serverless architecture becoming more widespread. Here are some of the things we can expect to see in the future of serverless:
  • More adoption by big businesses. As serverless becomes more refined and the benefits become more apparent, we will likely see more big businesses adopt this architecture.
  • Faster development times. One of the main advantages of using serverless is that it can drastically speed up development time. As technology improves, we can expect these development times to get even shorter.
  • Increased use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Serverless is well suited for tasks that require a lot of computing power, such as AI and machine learning. We can expect to see these technologies make more use of serverless in the future.
  • More sophisticated monitoring and logging. One of the challenges of using serverless is understanding what is going on under the hood. As the technology matures, we can expect better tools to be developed that will help us monitor and log serverless activity.
  • Lower costs. As serverless becomes more widely adopted, the economies of scale will kick in, and we can expect the costs of using this architecture to go down.
These are just some of the things we can expect to see in the future of serverless. With its many advantages, it is likely that this architecture will continue to grow in popularity in the years to come.
Rounding Up the Stack
Each week, we try to read, listen to, and watch tens of blog posts (if not more than a hundred), guides, podcasts, videos, webinars, and any means of content to deliver you the best content from the last week.
These are the content from last week that we enjoyed reading and caught our attention:
Blog Posts
  • Four Components Your Digital Transformation Framework Should Include
In this post, you’ll focus on the benefits of using a digital transformation framework as the foundation for a successful digital transformation strategy. To understand the value of the framework, it helps to remember that digital transformation is more than just new technology:
  • Data Challenges: From Mainframes to the Modern Data Stack
The sheer quantity and diversity of data sources make today’s landscape strikingly different — which requires a new set of tools:
  • 6 Guiding Principles to Build an Effective Data Lakehouse
Learn some guiding principles for how to design a lakehouse platform that delivers on your organization’s data & AI needs:
  • How to Develop and Implement a First-Party Data Strategy
With third-party cookies on their way out, businesses need a robust plan for gathering and acting on customer data while still complying with data privacy regulations:
  • Data Personalization: The No Nonsense Roadmap Beyond the Technology
Data personalization demands more than investment in technology to make it work:
Podcast Episodes
In this episode, the host, Tim Ahlenius, spoke with Dominik Pinter, CEO of Kentico. They discuss the evolution of Kentico, how their DXP and CMS work in the cloud and a big company announcement with the future plans that are ahead for Kentico.
In this episode, Ted, Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing & Media Strategy at NBCUniversal, discusses how data helps build relationships with consumers, why CDPs are essential, and the holy grail of data: personalization.
Videos and Webinars
  • From Content Analytics to Business Metrics
What are the common mistakes that content teams make when developing their content measurement strategy, and how can you fix them:
From content analytics to business metrics
From content analytics to business metrics
Guides, Case Studies, and Reports
  • A Comprehensive Guide to MACH Architecture in 2022
In this comprehensive guide, you’ll look at MACH architecture, how it works, and what benefits it can offer your business in 2022.
Upcoming Events and Webinars
  • Let’s Learn Motion DevTools
Build, inspect, edit, and export animations made with CSS and Motion One using this Chrome extension from the Motion team. Matt Perry will show us how it works.
Tuesday, July 26 @ 7:30 PM GMT+2
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That’s it from our side.
Hope you’ll enjoy the content presented above.
Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or feedback. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us by replying to one of the emails or emailing directly to me via esat@experiencestack.co
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