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A serverless architecture could live in your data center
This article is part of the Modern Infrastructure issue of July/August 2017, Vol. 6, No. 7
Have you figured out everything you need to know about managing and operating container environments already? How to host them in your production data centers at scale? Transform all your legacy apps into containerized versions? Train your developers to do agile DevOps, and turn your IT admins into cloud brokers? Not quite yet? I hate to tell you, but the IT world is already moving past containers. Now you need to look at the next big thing: serverless computing. I don't know who thought it was a good idea to label this latest application architecture trend serverless computing. Code is useless, after all, unless it runs on a computer. There has to be a server in there somewhere. I guess the idea was to imply that when you submit application functionality for execution without caring about servers, it feels completely serverless. In cloud infrastructure as a service, you don't have to own or manage your own physical infrastructure. With cloud serverless architecture, you also don't have to care about virtual machines, operating ...
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