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Serverless technology obfuscates workflows, performance data
This article is part of the Modern Stack issue of April 2018, Vol. 1, No. 1
I'm hearing that IT infrastructure is dead. And who needs it anymore, really? The future is about moving up the stack to microservices and serverless technology, as we continue to abstract, embed and automate away all the complexities explicit infrastructure layers, such as storage arrays and physical servers. On-premises, Capex-style IT is shrinking, while rented and remotely managed hardware and cloud transformation set new standards for modern IT. All the cool kids use end-to-end orchestration, advanced machine learning, real-time management data streams, microservices architecture and insanely scalable container environments. And now we even have serverless computing, sometimes called function as a service (FaaS). But can we have computing without the server? And where did the server go? Serving more with serverless technology There is a certain hazard in my life that comes from telling non-IT people that, as an IT industry analyst, I explore and explain technology. I'm asked all the time, even by my mom, questions like, "I ...
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