According to technology trend spotters, serverless computing will become the next big thing in 2022. Experts believe that the growth of serverless computing will be linked to its ability to allow developers to build applications faster and more cost-efficiently by eliminating the need for these same workers to manage infrastructure.
What is Serverless Computing?
Serverless computing enables developers to work more quickly by removing their need to manage infrastructure. Freeing up valuable time allows developers more ability to focus on developing business logic that can deliver increased value to the bottom line. Not unremarkably, Microsoft plays big in the serverless computing space. Microsoft promotes the use of serverless computing as a way to empower teams, increase productivity and stay focused on innovation (www.azure.microsoft.com).
Serverless Pros & Cons
IBM is also dominant in the field of serverless computing. IBM see that the biggest advantage of serverless computing is its ability to automatically scale and manage the architecture needed to run code. But, IBM opines that the biggest disadvantage to serverless computing could be its costs. Stable and predictable workloads can be easily costed out with serverless computing. But if a business has workload highs and lows serverless computing doesn’t offer cost savings during downturned workload periods (https://www.ibm.com/cloud/learn/serverless).
Elaine Allan, BA, MBA
Technology & Business Blogger
Vancouver, BC, Canada