3. Seamless and serverless
Cloud providers are now offering serverless models as a solution to many cloud teething troubles like speed, cost control, and server management. So, what's the difference?
In a typical deployment, developers write a code, provision a physical server or virtual machine, then prep that environment – all before they can run the code. There are often problems with latency, and expenses add up because the code runs continuously.
But with a serverless approach, developers encapsulate all that code and, when triggered, cloud providers execute it automatically. Developers can deploy and scale services rapidly, without having to provision or manage more servers. Moreover, the pay-as-you-go model means businesses don't pay for more storage and computing power than needed.
Though the benefits are clear, serverless cloud computing also presents new challenges around security and proper usage. Those exploring serverless in 2022 should keep the three Es I discussed earlier in mind.