SERVERLESS PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
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About Serverless As A Service
Serverless computing is revolutionizing the way we design and deploy applications. This cloud computing model empowers developers to focus on creating and running application code without the hassle of managing backend infrastructure. In a serverless setup, the cloud service provider takes care of the backend, while developers concentrate on crafting the frontend and enhancing the application’s business logic.
Key Highlights of Serverless Computing:
1. No More Backend Headaches: With serverless computing, developers are liberated from the complexities of backend infrastructure management. This means no more worrying about provisioning, deployment, or hosting.
2. Focus on Frontend: Serverless computing allows developers to channel their creativity and expertise into perfecting the frontend of their applications. Say goodbye to backend intricacies and hello to crafting amazing user experiences.
3. Pay-as-You-Use: Embracing a pay-as-you-use model, serverless computing eliminates the need to pay for idle time. Your organization only incurs costs when the backend is actively in use. This results in significant cost savings.
4. Automatic Scaling: Cloud service providers handle the dynamic scaling of resources based on demand. Whether you need to scale up or down, the cloud infrastructure adapts automatically.
5. Infrastructure Management: Routine infrastructure tasks like system monitoring, upgrades, and patches are taken care of by the cloud service provider. This means less overhead for your team.
6. Cost-Efficiency: Serverless computing ensures that companies never pay for idle capacity. Resources are provisioned on-demand, and when the code execution stops, they scale back down to zero. This results in cost-effective operations.
In a world where efficiency is paramount, serverless computing is the catalyst for businesses looking to streamline their application development and deployment. It’s time to embrace a model where you can focus on what truly matters – your applications and user experiences.
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Prerequisites To Understand Serverless Deployment
- Basic understanding of cloud computing
- Basic understanding of cloud functions
- Machine Learning
Each of the cloud vendors provides an easy way to deploy functions:
- AWS has a CLI for deploying Lambda functions, as well as two tools (SAM and Chalice) which this article covers.
- Microsoft Azure recommends using Visual Studio for deploying functions, and it also enables doing so using the Azure CLI.
- Google Cloud provides different ways of deploying Cloud Functions. The gcloud command-line tool is the recommended way.
- IBM Cloud offers the IBM Cloud CLI.
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Seamless Transition to Serverless: A Step-by-Step Approach
At AudvikLabs, we offer a strategic process for a seamless transition to a serverless architecture, ensuring efficiency and cost savings. Our approach encompasses several key phases:
IDENTIFY: In the initial phase, we conduct a comprehensive assessment of your IT landscape. Our goal is to identify applications that are prime candidates for migration to a serverless architecture. For new application developments, we prioritize understanding your business objectives, allowing us to formulate a tailored serverless development strategy.
PROPOSE: Following the identification phase, we present a well-defined proposal for the serverless approach. Our proposal includes a detailed project plan, highlighting the upcoming DevOps cycle and deployment strategy. This phase is where we map out the journey ahead, providing you with a clear roadmap.
DESIGN & DEVELOP: Once the architecture is reviewed and approved by your enterprise or program architect, we initiate the development phase. Our skilled team leverages the serverless model to design and develop your applications, ensuring efficiency and agility in the process.
DEPLOY: The culmination of our efforts results in the swift deployment of your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) using the serverless approach. This approach accelerates software development, often delivering results in less than a week. By challenging traditional change management norms, it brings about a paradigm shift, ensuring your business runs smoothly and adapts to the changing digital landscape.
At AudvikLabs, we’re your partners in embracing serverless architecture, helping you achieve a cost-effective and agile IT ecosystem.
Examples Of Serverless Application Development
The growing popularity of cloud computing and microservices combined with the demand for greater innovation and agility without increasing costs has contributed significantly to the prevalence of serverless applications. Notable use cases include:
Serverless is ideal for independent task-based applications such as chatbots and can save on operational costs since billing is based on the actual number of requests. Slack, a popular, cloud-based business communication platform, uses a serverless application called marbot to send notifications from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to DevOps teams through Slack.
Reducing development time and server costs while simplifying the build process are goals that universally appeal to business teams and IT teams. HomeAway relied on Google Cloud Functions to develop an app that allowed users to search and comment on the recommendations of travelers in real time, even in areas without an internet connection. The cloud services available through Cloud Firestore and Cloud Functions made it possible to set up the infrastructure within minutes and deploy the app within six weeks with just one full-time developer.
Garbage pick-up and disposal is an industry that may not seem to require innovative technology, but GreenQ took a sophisticated approach to streamline and improve waste management by using IBM OpenWhisk to create an Iot platform that uses hardware installed on garbage trucks to collect key metrics such as pickup time, location, and load weight. The auto-scaling available through serverless
was particularly valuable due to the fluctuation of infrastructure demands based on the number of customers and
trucks at any given time.
Soft drink giant Coca-Cola has enthusiastically embraced serverless after its implementation in vending machines resulted in significant savings. Whenever a beverage is purchased, the payment gateway makes a call to the AWS API Gateway and triggers an AWS Lambda function to complete the transaction. Since vending machines must communicate with headquarters for inventory and marketing purposes, the ability to pay per request rather than operating at full capacity had a substantial impact on reducing costs.
Benefits Of Serverless Computing Model
The serverless computing model offers numerous technical and business benefits to the development teams in an organization or individual developers working on an independent project:
Why Choose AudvikLabs?
Unlock Cost Savings and Efficiency with Our Proven Expertise
At AudvikLabs, we have a rich history of working with over 20 clients and successfully completing more than 50 projects. Our focus on optimization and cost reduction has resulted in substantial savings, with previous projects showcasing net savings of approximately three million USD.
1. Substantial Cost Savings: Our track record speaks for itself. We specialize in optimizing your total cost of expenditure, ensuring that your investments provide the best possible returns. Our previous projects have yielded impressive savings, making us a valuable partner in cost-cutting initiatives.
3. Expert Professionals: Our team comprises proficient and well-trained professionals who are available round the clock to address your cloud-based needs. We are committed to delivering top-notch service and expertise at all times.
4. Budget-Friendly Solutions: We recognize the importance of cost-efficiency in your Serverless Computing projects. Our solutions are not only remunerative but also tailored to meet your specific budget requirements, ensuring a cost-effective approach to cloud transformation.
At AudvikLabs we are your trusted partners in optimizing your cloud-based initiatives. We bring a wealth of experience, expertise, and cost-effective solutions to the table, making your journey towards efficiency and savings a smooth one.
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Our industry-recognized architects can help your organization implement best-in-class serverless cloud architecture-enabled IT infrastructure and help you realize the massive benefits of serverless computing immediately.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Although ‘Serverless’ explicitly means ‘no server’, its technical meaning is servers which are managed by Cloud Service Providers (CPS), thereby being invisible to the clients. Serverless is a cloud computing application development and execution model that enables developers to build and run application code without provisioning or managing servers or backend infrastructure. It enables businesses to prioritise front end development. The only remaining requisite for developers is to then write/update code, which is then exported to containers, manager by CPS.
Most of the businesses operating their services using on-premise architecture often use only a marginal( Usually 20-30%) portion of their total server capacity. This is often due to the recruitment of servers for Disaster Recovery Requirements and high availability of other servers. On top of that, owing to the inclusion of most of the networking, security, and DevOps management tasks in the CPS’s cost of service, serverless computing can lower the total cost of ownership.
The modularity of serverless applications can increase the attack surface. Furthermore, because data is constantly transferred between third-party components and serverless functions, it is vulnerable to interception. Different CPS clients provide different security models for their serverless clients. CPS clients manage many additional layers of infrastructure, such as operating systems and networking, with serverless. If you follow the principles of least privilege and best practises for securing a serverless application, you can secure each resource with granular permissions using familiar tools like AWS IAM, which can help you give your serverless applications a robust security posture.
Owing to our collaboration with 20+ clients on 50+ projects, where we managed to save around 3 Million USD. We have professionals who are available round the clock to serve any of your cloud based needs. Owing to our expertise in this field, we can be trusted to make the transition to Serverless for your services.
Since AWS Lamda’s initial success, the serverless market has been evolving, with new advanced platforms and frameworks emerging. However, AWS Lambda continues to command the largest market share, with up to 53% of organisations favouring it. Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, IBM Functions, and Netlify are also among the top five platforms. AudvikLabs in particular has developers specialising in AWS, IBM, Azure, and Google cloud. Each platform has its own unique set of perks. For example, AWS Lambda allows you to use stateless lambda functions, automatic scaling, and a seamless integration with other AWS services in addition to other advantages. Google Cloud Services offer an on demand pricing structure and a fully automated app engine to host and develop applications. Depending on the client specific needs you can opt for a particular CPS client or even opt for a hybrid serverless model to cater to your needs.
Following are the six crucial components of any serverless infrastructure:
- Client Interface( which is compatible with the server demand)
- Cloud Based Web Server
- A security service to protect the integrity of the backend system.
- A backend database
- Function as a Service (FaaS) (to be chosen according to the clients needs)
- API gateway that provides connectivity between FaaS and Client Interface.