Serverless computing is a cloud computing execution model in which a cloud provider dynamically manages the allocation of machine resources. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the most well-known, widely used cloud hosting providers.
Serverless solutions are built, hosted, and managed in the cloud. The solution is comprised of the same actions your server would be performing if you had it on premises. These actions are sent to a cloud hosting provider like AWS and may be run on one server or many servers.
What are the benefits of Serverless Computing?
In our next chapters, we’ll be diving deeper into these benefits as well as some use cases for serverless computing and serverless solutions.
How do serverless solutions stack up against on-premise solutions? Let’s take a look at the four main benefits that serverless solutions provide that on-premise solutions can’t.
Serverless solutions and serverless computing:
Your solution can be scaled automatically or by adjusting its capacity through toggling units of consumption. No more adjusting units of individual servers.
There is no need to provision or maintain any servers, drastically reducing infrastructure costs. You also don’t pay for idle capacity, only for what you use when you’re using it. This means you don’t have to pre- or over-position capacity for your solution’s compute storage requirements.
Without the hassle of managing servers on-site, you can focus on what really matters and better serve your end customers.
Speed matters. In today’s rapidly evolving marketplace, companies need a fast time-to-market for their solutions and products. Serverless solutions enjoy the benefit of faster time-to-market, allowing you to place your solutions and products in the market at the right time.
If you have questions about the benefits of serverless solutions and serverless computing, call us at 317.423.9143 x1 or fill out a contact form. In our next chapter, we’ll examine a case study of one of our own serverless solutions.
Your company’s reputation can be an asset or an obstacle. As social media’s ability to impact reputation has grown, a demand for social media listening tools has emerged.
One such tool is Pinnacle Campfire.
Pinnacle Campfire delivers real-time data collection and aggregation from blogs, social media, or any source on the web. Pinnacle Campfire can perform sentiment analysis for brand mentions and search terms and can also integrate across multiple databases.
With all the benefits Pinnacle Campfire can provide, there is one major drawback. The constant, variable inflow of social media data leads to fluctuations in workloads and resource demands.
Hosting a solution like this on premises requires you to estimate your largest workload and build an infrastructure that can accommodate it. Chances are you will be paying for a lot of idle capacity during the times you are not at your peak workload level. Hosting Pinnacle Campfire on AWS as a serverless solution avoids this major headache. On AWS, you can easily and instantly adjust your Pinnacle Campfire environment to any scale you need. You never have to worry about your data outpacing your resources.
You can also avoid bottlenecks caused by regularly crawling outside web sites because you transfer the bandwidth load to AWS and its resources.
There are three key components to building a successful serverless solution.
Top-level technical experts are crucial to success. You need capable cloud hosting engineers who can build custom solutions that checks all your boxes. You need certified AWS experts to ensure seamless migration to the cloud and continued maintenance on the AWS platform. What if you don’t have these experts? You will have to invest in finding, hiring, and training new personnel.
Or… You could partner with Pinnacle Solutions.
No matter where you are in the project life cycle, we can help – whether that’s refining the concept and execution strategy, taking your already formed plan and implementing it, or working with your IT department to optimize and upgrade a solution you have already developed and are using.
We have certified AWS experts who will ensure your solution is easily deployed to the AWS platform. When you bundle our solution development services with our cloud hosting and maintenance services, you save both time and money. Partner with Pinnacle Solutions so you can focus on what really matters: doing what your business does best, even better.
AWS and Pinnacle Solutions provide the platform resources for you to build and run solutions that have zero server management. Using a serverless architecture for your next solution allows you to focus on solution development so you can get to market faster and reduces infrastructure costs.
Pinnacle Solutions seamlessly integrates with AWS. Thanks to our certified experts, you can immediately migrate your solution to a serverless architecture, saving you the time, money, and resources that you would have to spend training your own team.
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