Serverless software architectures have generated a lot of interest. How much interest? Like, 2000 people at a conference breakout session —that level of interest. The photo below shows Datadog devops evangelist Matt Williams delivering a session about Lambda at AWS re:Invent last December. The jam-packed venue was originally designed to house “Phantom of the Opera.”
I’ve been going to tech conferences for 25 years, and I have never been to a breakout that required a mezzanine before. Serverless is catching like wildfire.
Digitization will allow CIOs to expand their careers and make a greater contribution to business value, but they must be flexible and ready to understand the maturity of digital efforts across the company. InformationWeek: Cloud
In a recent report, Gartner looks at the growing field of disaster recover as a service, and finds how this cloud-based approach differs from the more traditional approach to DR. InformationWeek: Cloud
Amazon has updated its cloud platform with a handful of quality-of-life changes, plus some major tweaks to how it handles Reserved Instances. Here’s the rundown:
Major changes to EC2 Reserved Instances
One of the ways for customers to get discounts on compute capacity with Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud is to sign up for Reserved Instances. Then they pay a set amount of money for the benefit of getting deep discounts on compute. Amazon introduced the concept eight years ago and it has been an important part of the company’s cloud offering since. Now, it’s making some big changes.
Ahead of the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple has revealed plans to introduce search ads and expand subscription support for apps in its App Store, while Google is testing its own subscription changes. InformationWeek: Cloud
As enterprises are moving to the cloud, it’s changing a whole lot more than just where companies’ data and services are sitting.
The emergence of the cloud is heralding a shift in the skills that IT workers need and the jobs they are doing. It’s changing the entire culture inside IT departments.
“The cloud is part of the evolution of IT,” said Mike Chapple, senior director for IT service delivery at the University of Notre Dame. “People can’t be living in one particular technical silo anymore.”