What is the Serverless architecture?

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Do you know what a serverless architecture consists of? A bit of history: more than 50 years ago, ARPANET emerged, a system through which different agencies (mainly military in nature) could connect their computers through a network.Over the years, this technology evolved into today's Internet and companies began to use it. The problem is that, to put their information online, they needed space, expensive equipment, a good cooling system, software and other resources.The road was long, and that is why it was necessary to develop the serverless model. Under this technology, other companies are engaged in provisioning to facilitate access to the cloud for a larger number of people. In this way, although there are now different solutions that organizations can access, thanks to serverless technology you need nothing more than to install the code of an application, thus delegating infrastructure and equipment management.But what is meant by Serverless architecture? The global market size for serverless architecture was valued at $3,105.64 million in 2017 and is projected to reach $21,988.07 million by 2025, but what makes it so important? To understand it better, you should start with the serverless concepts, that is, aspects such as the terminology and technical bases of this model. First, the serverless architecture does not delete servers, it simply causes computing resources to go into the background because you no longer have to deal with them. cloud services, and you only pay for what you consume. In this way, you can focus on the continuous improvement of your products/services.There are different uses you can give to serverless computing, but some examples are those of Coca-Cola, The Seattle Times or Benchling, companies that use serverless architecture to execute functions.Specific:The Coca-Cola Company used it to deploy a low-latency web application in 100 days.The Seattle Times uses it to resize images according to the type of device.Benchling, for its part, uses it to modify parts of a genome quite precisely. but who offers these technologies? The most popular cloud computing providers today are Amazon and Microsoft. The first developed Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the second, Microsoft Azure.Both companies offer you the Serverless architecture, on the one hand, you find it as AWS Lambda; and in Microsoft, as Azure Functions. Although they pursue the same goal, they have their own particularities. What is Microsoft Azure Functions for? Simply put, Azure Functions is Microsoft's serverless technology. It works by loading code that then responds to certain events. AWS and Azure are often used together to leverage the capabilities of both platforms and diversify the risk. However, Azure Functions takes a different approach to Lambda in terms of hosting, configurability and customization plans, being Azure a little more customizable. On the other hand, the solutions on each platform are different. To work with artificial intelligence, you have SageMaker on AWS and the Machine Learning module in Azure.Which one is best for you will depend on what you need, so it is important that you understand what Microsoft Azure Functions is for and this is something that a professional consultancy can clarify for you.In Codster you'll find cloud experts computing ready to answer your questions and guide you in implementing the serverless technology your business needs.

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