3 Serverless Strategies to Look for in 2021 | TechWell

3 Serverless Strategies to Look for in 2021


We are living in a highly dynamic era where serverless has become the de facto cloud service model, which is registering a whopping 75 percent annual growth rate. This is hardly a surprise as serverless technology offers an astounding lower cost, reduced operational complexities, and enhanced DevOps capabilities.

Serverless computing allows software development organizations to keep their primary focus on their core business without worrying about their computing and server-related challenges. With serverless, we have seen a fundamental change in the application architecture, as now it is the cloud service provider that is solely responsible for executing jobs like server management, capacity provisioning, security, and scalability.

Since the new decade started, we’ve seen various technology trends, but all technology experts unanimously agree on one fact: serverless is going to obtain maturity and greater adoption rates in 2021. At the same time, DevOps is acting as a big trigger to develop new organizations and solutions. It offers unimaginable capability to optimize existing resources, and it can help us transform IT infrastructure, existing workflow processes, and several other cultural changes.

Here are three serverless applications deployment and development approaches that are transforming the application development process and acting as a catalyst for fast adoption of the DevOps practice across the board.

  1. Serverless Functions: COVID-19 struck the IT Industry hard and changed the fundamental delivery model. It triggered enterprises to operate their business services via a managed platform. It also pushed developers to transition existing microservices into serverless functions. The Cloud Native Serverless Landscape could be proven as the initial step for any software development organization to build deployable functions across managed cloud platforms. Although, it is not easy to build serverless functions and traditional microservices on a common application runtime along the container-native way.

  1. Serverless Workflows: As more enterprises are now adopting the DevOps pipeline, the workflows definition has also gained prominence in serverless events coordination. Serverless functions are also composed of multiple tasks in a single event and become highly complex with each passing day. Serverless workflow allows software developers to define workflow models with no vendor specification dependency, which helps them specify complex business workflows with serverless workloads.

  1. Serverless Events: We have recently seen a tremendous increase and adaptability of event-driven services because of the degree of agility and flexibility they offer. Event-driven services also help to reduce the complexities and dependencies in the application development process. Serverless events help developers enhance their ability to implement exchange data and event publishers across serverless platforms. We have Knative Eventing, which offers unique flexibility to the developers to code serverless events coupled with late-binding features, such as event sinks, event consumption, and event creation.

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