The Functional Power of Serverless Computing

The constant evolution of the cloud computing world means new applications, processes, and software are introduced on seemingly a daily basis. But how modern apps and software are deployed on the cloud is also evolving, especially with the new possibilities presented by serverless computing and architecture.

Developers are increasingly turning to a particular method of leveraging cloud computing by utilizing Function-as-a-Service, or FaaS. While Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings make it easy to deploy an entire application and requires a server running at all times, the FaaS approach allows one particular part of the application to run, spin up server resources needed for execution of the function, and then shut down. Typical FaaS computing functions include scheduling tasks or jobs or processing web requests or queue message and other integral business mechanisms.

FaaS functions are more than just nifty tricks. They’re also an integral way that enterprises save money and resources when leveraging the cloud. A great example is how Netflix took advantage of FaaS commands when it utilized AWS Lambda to manage their event-based systems.

Learn more about the power FaaS functions with this article at Stackify.

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