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Are You Ready for Serverless Computing and NoOps?

How much time does your IT staff spend managing servers? If you’re like most companies, you spend a considerable chunk of your budget and labor every single month maintaining technology systems—patching, backing up, managing data, and handling other essential, but time-consuming, tasks. Serverless computing seeks to change that by automating...


By Dan Rundle

How much time does your IT staff spend managing servers? If you’re like most companies, you spend a considerable chunk of your budget and labor every single month maintaining technology systems—patching, backing up, managing data, and handling other essential, but time-consuming, tasks.

Serverless computing seeks to change that by automating these tasks so you can invest your IT department’s skills and talent in value-add developments. It’s the next step in cloud computing, and companies like Netflix and Coca-Cola are already exploring the possibilities.

Here’s what you should know.

What Is Serverless Computing?

Serverless computing includes a range of automated services that operate in the cloud. Despite the name, it doesn’t really mean there are no servers. Instead, serverless refers to hyper-automation that removes the need for manual maintenance. The infrastructure is still there, but the management has been automated. That’s good news for companies because it means you don’t pay ...