It’s a matter of identifying the SERVERLESS NEED!
As discussed in our previous blog article regarding how to convince your boss to go serverless highlighting the serverless benefits, one might also argue regarding the difficulty in observability, latency, vendor lock-in, and also difficulty in hiring developers who are familiar specifically with serverless technologies. Nevertheless, there is still an upward trend worldwide, with more and more users wanting to find about serverless for various reasons.
This is further backed by the increasing number of tweets according to TweetReach, as a trending hashtag when sharing resources and knowledge.
When considering a few of the leading organizations who are already successful with the use of serverless architecture, it is evident that this need to get rid of the servers is not limited to technology companies or to any specific sector.
Did you know that:
- Our favorite Netflix serves over 50 Million customers around the world with AWS Lambda to avoid endless computing process and save development time?
- Asia’s biggest fashion store Zalora sticks to its mission statement “fashion on demand, 24×7 at your doorstep” by going serverless to ensure that no customer faces any difficulty in accessing the website and apps? They have simply handed over the stress of worrying about scaling over to Amazon.
- Our thirst quenching bottle of Coke has also adopted serverless technology in their day to day operations? The company is enjoying noteworthy cost benefits by using serverless technology for integrated communication used for vending machines around the globe.
- Many early-stage-startups are already embracing serverless and enjoying its pay-per-use pricing model and infrastructure that costs nothing when idling.
Hence, regardless of the scale and type of operation, both enterprise and startups are keen to keep aside the burden of servers. However, before diving in, it is also vital to understand the services that best qualify for serverless computing:
The serverless need does not end just by identifying the use of it but also requires easier ways to adopt serverless technologies. Then the potential user looks for tools that tackle the development aspects of building a serverless solution that directs them wanting a cloud-based hybrid integrated development similar to Sigma IDE by SLAppForge.
Sigma is a cloud computing tool for serverless applications and one one the best tools for enterprise-grade cloud computing requirements. The user is able to build, test and deploy applications, right inside the browser, facilitated with an in-built monitoring dashboard - SIGMADASH providing quick performance insights. The tool currently supports multiple programming languages - currently Node.js and Python, and the industry’s leading serverless platforms - Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
A sophisticated cloud-based IDE for serverless application development will surely provide drag-n-drop composition with full power of written code, intelligent code completion, one-click deployment, ability to start with inbuilt samples and, of course, the convenience of being able to save your work directly in the Cloud; with the ability to run completely on your browser.
Identifying the serverless need is not just important to write a blog, but a huge business opportunity if you are a serverless computing start-up or an enterprise. On the other hand, it is a perfect way to gain a competitive advantage if you are representing an organization related to any other industry where any kind of computer application is used. Rest of the world has already started to think serverless in their own little business perspective, but worry not - you are not too late!