The serverless computing market is expected to grow to $7.72 billion by 2021, according to a global Function as a Service (FaaS) market report.
Serverless architecture is the computing framework providers use to offer cloud-based backend services to companies like yours. The concept is based on providing specific applications and functionalities to users. These are uploaded to a platform and made available to clients, without requiring them to install their own server.
If your organization is evaluating serverless architecture, this post will help you navigate the pros and cons to be aware of.
Many organizational challenges could be resolved (or at least minimized) by going serverless, including the high capital investment required to purchase and configure a traditional server. Server equipment and personnel require substantial space but offer only limited computing capacity, which impacts the ability to scale.
When a company invests in extra capacity, they often find it goes wasted when they aren’t using their full resources. And if they don’t invest in capacity, there’s a chance of exceeding monthly limits due to activity spikes that can result in downtime. Lastly, security risks are higher for platforms managed in-house than those managed by experts.
While the term “serverless” isn’t entirely accurate—because backend services are still provided by a server—all space/infrastructure issues are managed by the vendor, so clients don’t need to be concerned with them.
Advantages of this setup include:
Few technologies are completely without disadvantages, however, and serverless architecture has a few downsides you’ll need to take into consideration:
Despite these issues, Serverless architecture provides many solutions to organizations in need of streamlined processes and modernization.
Dive into our Enterprise Architecture Modernization Kickstart to discover the best way to streamline your processes, improve efficiency and performance, and keep up with dynamic, real-time data demands through a modernized architecture aimed at maintaining your competitive edge.
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