Serverless unleashed: Making it faster and more efficient

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

Serverless computing helps companies leverage cloud and manage costs more effectively, but users can run into latency and complexity issues. Open source projects in the works aim to change that, and it could revolutionize the serverless world.

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Revolutionizing serverless with the power of open source

Serverless computing definitely has its advantages, such as the ability to scale quickly and manage costs effectively, but there are also latency and complexity concerns. However, there are open source projects in the works to address these issues and make serverless more attractive. In this episode of the podcast, David Linthicum and guest Vikram Sreekanti, discuss Cloudburst, Vikram’s open-source project that aims to bring more applications into the serverless mold and make it faster and easier to use, while also supporting other programming patterns, application architectures, etc., that can benefit from the power of serverless computing.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services) and “Google” refers to GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

Enabling people to get applications into the cloud as quickly as possible is where people are going to see the most benefit.Vikram Sreekanti recently finished his Ph.D. at U.C. Berkeley. He's interested in cloud infrastructure, data systems, and distributed systems. His dissertation work focused on making serverless infrastructure faster and easier to use.

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