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An I&O Leader's Guide to Serverless Computing

Published: 26 April 2018

ID: G00351867

Analyst(s): Craig Lowery , Arun Chandrasekaran

Summary

Serverless computing is an emerging software architecture pattern that promises to eliminate the need for infrastructure provisioning and management. I&O leaders need to adopt an application-centric approach to serverless computing, managing APIs and SLAs, rather than physical infrastructures.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • What Is Serverless Computing?
  • How Is Serverless Different From VMs and Containers?
  • What Are the Primary Use Cases for Serverless Computing?
  • How Will Serverless Computing Change the Roles and Responsibilities in I&O?
  • What Serverless Computing Solutions Exist Today?
  • Are There Real-World Examples of How Enterprises Are Using Serverless Computing?
    • Autodesk
    • FINRA
  • What Lessons Can Be Learned From the Design and Operation of Serverless Apps?

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