serverless computing

AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon Aurora Serverless

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Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced general availability of Amazon Aurora Serverless. Aurora Serverless is a new deployment option for Amazon Aurora that automatically starts, scales, and shuts down database capacity with per-second billing for applications with less predictable usage patterns. Amazon Aurora Serverless offers database capacity without the need to provision, scale, and manage any servers. Aurora Serverless brings the power of the MySQL-compatible database built for the cloud to applications with intermittent or cyclical usage patterns without the need to manage database servers. To get started with Amazon Aurora Serverless, visit

Serverless, Inc. Launches Serverless Platform to Make Operating Serverless Applications Simple

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Serverless, Inc., creators of the open source Serverless Framework, today announced their $10M Series A funding, led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with additional participation by Trinity Ventures. Their Series A goes toward further development on the new Serverless Platform, now available in beta-a single toolkit offering everything teams and enterprises need to operationalize serverless deployments.

Robust tooling for a growing movement

According to Research and Markets, the serverless market size is estimated to grow from $1.88bn in 2016 to $7.72bn by 2021, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 32.7%.

"We believe developers and enterprises will drive a massive shift to serverless applications in the cloud over the next decade," Barry Eggers, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, "and Serverless, Inc. is well positioned to take advantage of that trend."

Alcide Announces New Release of its Cloud-Native Security Platform for Modern Data Center and Cloud Environments

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Alcide, provider of the most comprehensive full-stack cloud native security platform, today announced a new release of its Cloud Native Security Platform. The new version, on the heels of the platform's general availability in April 2018, represents a significant milestone based on extensive work with existing customers and design partners, adding features while improving performance and scalability.

Alcide's platform provides unprecedented granular visibility, control and security for a wide range of modern cloud-native environments, including containers, virtual machines, serverless computing and service mesh, as well as physical data centers. The result is not just deeper insight into complex infrastructures, but robust security against cyberattacks through the following capabilities: application aware micro-segmentation, a network visualization and connectivity map, advanced threat protection and embedded security policies.

Cloud Computing: How Azure Event Grid Can Become The Foundation Of Microsoft Serverless Strategy

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Microsoft ­­has added an important component to its public cloud, Azure Event Grid, which is a fully-managed intelligent event routing service that allows communication through the publish-subscribe model. Azure Event Grid provides lightweight infrastructure for applications to exchange messages. On one side, there will be sources that generate data and raise an event, and on the other hand, there are interested parties consuming the data by responding to these events.

Microsoft is integrating a variety of Azure services with Event Grid that acts as the event sources. An application subscribed to an Event Grid topic may be notified each time a new virtual machine is provisioned, or a new document is uploaded to cloud storage. It is really up to the application on what it does with this data...

Serverless - the next evolutionary step in cloud computing?

Grazed from CIO. Author: Divina Paredes.

Imagine you are in charge of running a large manufacturing plant - let's say an electric car production facility. After you have placed a large order for solid state batteries, Werner, one of your trusted component suppliers walks your factory floor with you and stops in front of a raft of different CNC machines - some that cut or mould pieces; others assemble these and other parts together.

He points at them and says: "Recently we installed these super machines in our warehouses that can do pretty much anything and we have come up with a really exciting new business model. Would you be interested in hearing more about this?" Of course, any analogy goes only so far and comparing this setup to cloud computing is no different. But bear with me for a moment and ignore the logistics of raw materials and finished goods...

Serverless technologies: the future of cloud

Grazed from Computing. Author: Peter Sbarski.

There's a new term that's stirring up interest and passion in the IT community. Funnily enough, it might herald the future of cloud computing, at least going by the amount of attention that major cloud vendors? -? Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM ?- ?are giving it. ‘Serverless' is the term that's causing ruckus but the awareness and understanding of serverless technologies and architectures is growing day by day.

What is serverless?

Serverless technologies are managed services that developers can use to build systems. These services can execute code, store data or perform other useful operations such as authentication. A common thread among these services is that the developer doesn't have access to the underlying infrastructure. There's no way to change hardware or update the operating system. Everything is managed and looked after by a vendor such as Amazon or Microsoft...

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Cloud Computing: What serverless computing really means

Grazed from InforWorld. Author: Eric Knorr.

It’s always unfortunate to start the definition of a phrase by calling it a misnomer, but that’s where you have to begin with serverless computing: Of course there will always be servers. Serverless computing merely adds another layer of abstraction atop cloud infrastructure, so developers no longer need to worry about servers, including virtual ones in the cloud.

To explore this idea, I spoke with one of serverless computing’s most vocal proponents: Chad Arimura, CEO of the startup, which develops software for microservices workload management. Arimura says serverless computing is all about the modern developer’s evolving frame of reference:...