The CNCF Takes Steps Toward Serverless Computing


Even though the idea of ‘serverless’ has been around since 2006, it is a relatively new concept. It’s the next step in the ongoing revolution of IT infrastructure that goes back to the days when one server used to run one application.

Many vendors and users who attended KubeCon Austin expressed a growing interest in serverless computing. Platform 9 conducted a survey at the event and Functions as a Service (FaaS) came up as the third most popular use case for communities. In a recent surveyconducted by the CNCF, 41% respondents said they are using serverless technology.

Being a new concept, there is a lot of curiosity and confusion around serverless computing. People are asking questions: What is it? Who is it for? Is it a replacement for IaaS, PaaS and containers? Does that mean the days of servers are over? What are the benefits? What are the drawbacks?

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