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  • Choosing the Right Cloud Infrastructure for Your SaaS Start-up

    As a solutions architect, I have been designing SaaS applications for years and I have seen start-ups struggle to find the right cloud infrastructure and improve their product offering. These experiences prompted me to write this article as a tool to help companies make a pragmatic fact and data-driven decision.

  • Building Workflows with AWS Step Functions

    AWS Step Functions use a state machine to represent the workflow. A workflow consists of a set of tasks, each of which represents a discrete activity to be performed. Each task is defined by a state of the state machine. In this article, we will learn about the main concepts of AWS Step Functions and apply those to build a workflow for a sample business process: Order Fulfillment.

  • Why AWS Lambda Pricing Has to Change for the Enterprise

    AWS Lambda users pay only when their code is run. This can result in massive cost savings over long-running workloads. The advantages start to disappear quickly when AWS Lambda is employed for batch processing. Enterprises can gain significantly from the scalability of FaaS - yet a price comparison between EC2, Lambda, and Fargate, the AWS-managed container service, reveals an ugly truth.

  • Serverless Functions for Microservices? Probably Yes, But Stay Flexible to Change

    When designing cloud-native systems, it is important to accommodate freedom to change deployment strategy, from FaaS to containers or VMs, for potentially significant savings on cloud bills.

  • Kubernetes Workloads in the Serverless Era: Architecture, Platforms, and Trends

    Explore how microservices architecture has evolved into cloud-native architecture, where many of the infrastructure concerns are provided by Kubernetes in combination with additional abstractions provided by service mesh and serverless frameworks. In addition, the serverless ecosystem is evolving by exploring standard and open packaging, runtimes, and event formats.

  • Understanding Serverless: Tips and Resources for Building Servicefull Applications

    There are still many misconceptions and concerns regarding serverless solutions. Vendor lock-in, tooling, cost management, cold starts, monitoring and the development lifecycle are all hot topics where serverless technologies are concerned. This article shares tips and resources to guide serverless newcomers towards building powerful, flexible and cost-effective serverless applications.

  • The Serverless Sea Change

    This article defines and explains how serverless is different from other application architectures and then walks through a "proof" of sorts to show that serverless application architectures, when done properly, are superior to non-serverless architectures. Finally, it concludes with a number of rules of thumb to help architects and developers realize the benefits of serverless.

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