Serverless and NoOps: Present, future, and keys to success

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

Serverless computing is a big part of the cloud's future, especially for NoOps. But it must be implemented wisely, with a sound grasp of the technical and human elements involved. Companies must also be aware of potential pitfalls and ways to avoid them.

Delivering on the promise of serverless computing and NoOps

In this week's episode, David Linthicum chats with Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Ken Corless and Gary Arora about all things serverless: how it relates to NoOps, upsides, downsides, and the human element. In a wide-ranging discussion, they tackle what serverless is, and isn't, and how it’s moving towards NoOps. They also discuss hybrid environments, security, automation, and the bright future for serverless.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Google” refers to Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

[T]he reality you have to first understand is getting to this serverless architecture, where do I get the most benefit? [L]ook at the areas of your systems that are undergoing the most change or competitive pressure in the marketplace with your digital strategy, and getting to the agility that is promised by a serverless architecture usually has the most benefit where you have to respond rapidly to business change.

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A Serverless Kubernetes?

Knative–Kubernetes-based platform to build, deploy, and manage modern serverless workloads–enables greater agility. Applications can be changed and built more quickly, and placed directly into production.

Serverless vs. containers

Serverless will be the way of the future in cloud because developers don’t have to deal with the sizing, storage, and database resources to support the workloads. Also, since resources can be spun up and spun down as needed, it tends to be more cost effective.

NoOps in a serverless world

​The hyper-automation of cloud computing has created a NoOps environment where software and software-defined hardware are provisioned dynamically, setting talent free to transition into new roles and help drive business outcomes.

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