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Why Enterprises Should Care About Serverless Computing

Enterprises have the tendency to adopt a technology only after it moves to its third major version. CXOs are not for embracing cutting-edge technologies before they became stable and proven to be reliable to run mission critical applications. Thanks to the cloud, that trend is changing fast. Enterprises are far more open to using the latest and greatest services introduced by cloud providers.

Cloud providers are constantly adding new services to deliver more value to customers. Once they start consuming the essential building block services such as compute, storage, and networking, the next step is to utilize other services such as logging, monitoring, auditing, and security. Depending on the scale and the kind of workload that they run, these large organizations are influencing the cloud vendors in improvising their offerings.

One such trend that is picking up momentum is serverless computing – a framework to trigger code in response to a set of pre-defined events. Large companies such as The Seattle Times, Major League Baseball, and Coca-Cola are tapping into the power of serverless to achieve the required scale without the overhead of running and managing the fleet of servers.

Serverless computing is to infrastructure what Visual Basic has been to data. Back in the 90s, Microsoft has democratized client/server computing with Visual Basic. Complex applications that demanded advanced skills in C++ could be quickly built in Visual Basic using the rapid application development tools. Developers never had to learn the internals of Microsoft Windows operating system to create user-friendly, data-driven, GUI applications. Similar to VB, serverless computing is putting the scale, ease of development, and deployment in the hands of developers. Like VB, serverless computing is event-driven, where tiny code snippets get invoked in response to events such as adding a new row to the database or launching a new server in the cloud. The best thing about serverless computing is that the developers need not rely on ops to deploy their code. They will be able to quickly run and test the code in the cloud without going through the traditional workflow.

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Janakiram MSV is an analyst, advisor, and architect. Follow him on Twitter,  Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.
Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Professionals on Windows Azure in India. Demystifying The Cloud, an eBook authored by Janakiram is downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first few months. He is the Chief Editor of a popular portal on Cloud called www.CloudStory.in that covers the latest trends in Cloud Computing. Janakiram is an analyst with the GigaOM Pro analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is a guest faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data and Cloud Computing to students enrolled for the Masters course. As a passionate speaker, he has chaired the Cloud Computing track at premier events in India.
He has been the keynote speaker at many premier conferences, and his seminars are attended by thousands of architects, developers and IT professionals. His sessions are rated among the best in every conference he participates.
Janakiram has worked at the world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. Joining as the first employee of Amazon Web Services in India, he was the AWS Technology Evangelist. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools.