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Get started with Azure Event Grid for serverless events

Microsoft’s Event Grid is an important addition to Microsoft’s serverless options, providing the back end needed to build distributed applications that can work at scale, with minimal management and orchestration. It brings to Microsoft’s serverless tools an event routing fabric … Continue reading

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Serverless Architecture Could Cure DevOps Pain

IT organizations struggling to transition to DevOps should take heart. Serverless architecture can provide many of the same benefits without the steep learning curve. InformationWeek: Cloud

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IDG Contributor Network: Serverless computing. What?

There’s a new buzzword in town: serverless computing. To the untrained reader, this can sound like an oxymoron. How can you do computing without a server? I am one of many who think they could have devised a better name. … Continue reading

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How serverless changes application development

Pete Johnson is a technical solutions architect at Cisco. Serverless software architectures have generated a lot of interest. How much interest? Like, 2000 people at a conference breakout session —that level of interest. The photo below shows Datadog devops evangelist Matt … Continue reading

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Serverless computing: Don’t make the wrong choices

Serverless computing is all the rage right now—and for several good reasons: It removes you from having to provision a server yourself; you simply write functions, and the resources you need are automatically allocated to that function. You pay only … Continue reading

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Serverless computing: the basics

The cloud, goes the old joke, is just someone else’s computer. That’s true; except that it’s a computer that’s probably better run and more frequently patched and better secured than yours, that you didn’t have to pay for, that you … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Twilio jumps on the serverless bandwagon

News from the second day of Twilio’s annual developer conference, Signal. While yesterday’s big news focused around end-user functionality (in particular speech recognition and understanding), today’s news is more down in the weeds but no less important for a company … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: PureSec picks up investment because serverless is exciting

While in Israel late last year, I caught up with Shaked Zin and Avi Shulman, co-founders of security company PureSec. PureSec was in a bit of a conundrum. It was doing important work but in a space that was still … Continue reading

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IBM adds API tools to Bluemix serverless framework

Nearly every major cloud now offers a serverless computing option: AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, and IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk, to name a few. APIs are a common use case for serverless, but few people want to build APIs … Continue reading

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Serverless computing in practice

Alpha Vertex is a year-old New York City startup with an ambitious agenda: It wants to create a graph database of global financial knowledge. CTO Michael Bishop says the goal is to use predictive modeling to help companies judge risk … Continue reading

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Serverless Computing Isn’t Simple to Explain

Serverless computing is a concept that’s difficult to encapsulate in a few short words, as illustrated in our expert discussion. InformationWeek: Cloud

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IDG Contributor Network: 2017: The year of serverless?

As we embark upon a new calendar year, the blogs are full of navel-gazing looks back at the year just past and crystal ball perspectives on what is yet to come. While I don’t go much for those sort of … Continue reading

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