Serverless: The next step in cloud computing's evolution – Network World

December 9, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Uncategorized

From conferences around the world, to colleagues, customers and partners, I’m seeing firsthand that the industry is abuzz over serverless computing.

Expectations are high and steadily growing for how this new architecture can revolutionize the way organizations approach development and innovation.

Defining serverless

First, know that “serverless” itself is a bit of a misnomer. There are servers involved behind the scenes, of course, but as you’ll see, they’re abstracted in such a way that developers are free from having to address operational concerns and instead focus on the creativity of writing code.

One way to think about the concepts supporting a serverless architecture is to look at them as a set of three layers that sit atop your existing compute, network and storage resources: fabric, framework and functions.