The traits of serverless architecture

Whenever new technologies emerge, the first priority for a technologist is to understand the implication of adopting it. Serverless architecture is a case in point. Unfortunately, much of the current literature around serverless architecture focuses solely on its benefits. Many of the articles —and examples used — are driven by cloud providers —so, unsurprisingly talk […]

Announcing GitLab Serverless

Serverless is the latest innovation in cloud computing that promises to alter the cost-benefit equation for enterprises. As our CEO, Sid Sijbrandij says, ‘All roads lead to compute.’ There is a race among providers to acquire as many workloads from enterprises as possible, at the cheapest cost. The latter is where serverless comes in: serverless […]

Go Serverless with AWS SAM

It’s been almost a year since support for the Go programming language in AWS Lambda was announced at re:Invent 2017. Meanwhile the Serverless hype train has gained full steam, FaaS offerings of all major cloud providers have reached a respectable level of maturity and an increasing amount of teams are building applications based on the […]

Knative: bringing serverless to Kubernetes everywhere

Knative, the open-source framework that provides serverless building blocks for Kubernetes, is on a roll, and GKE serverless add-on, the first commercial Knative offering that we announced this summer, is enjoying strong uptake with our customers. Today, we are announcing that we’ve updated GKE serverless add-on to support Knative 0.2. In addition, today at KubeCon, […]

Intro to Apache Kafka and Kafka Streams for Event-Driven Microservices on DevNation Live

Scalability is often a key issue for many growing organizations. That’s why many organizations use Apache Kafka, a popular messaging and streaming platform. It is horizontally scalable, cloud-native, and versatile. It can serve as a traditional publish-and-subscribe messaging system, as a streaming platform, or as a distributed state store. Companies around the world use Apache […]

The “Function” Package – Creating a Spec for Serverless Application Packaging

Creating serverless applications is a multi-step process. One of the critical steps in this process is packaging the serverless functions you want to deploy into your FaaS (Function as a Service) platform of choice. Before a function can be deployed it needs two types of dependencies: direct function dependencies and runtime dependencies. Let’s examine these […]

AWS re:Invent 2018: Firecracker’s minimalist VM lights up the serverless sky

Firecracker is an eye-catching virtual machine from AWS. It is lightweight, secure, and uses Linux. Forget bloat, minimalism is the future of serverless. Firecracker is a new virtualization technology that enables customers to deploy lightweight micro Virtual Machines or microVMs. Firecracker microVMs combine the security and workload isolation properties of traditional VMs with the speed, […]