AWS is perfectly positioned to help companies of all sizes embrace serverless architecture for applications, with CTO Werner Vogels talking the technology up throughout the year.
Vogels said that he is seeing customers moving applications to a serverless architecture with AWS, running them on virtual machines (VMs) just using code through services like Lambda, DynamoDB and API Gateway.
He explained the shift in the industry: “Your servers were like pets, if they became ill you had to nurture them back to health. Then with cloud they were cattle, you put them out to pasture and got yourself a new one. In serverless there is no cattle, only your application. You don’t even have to think about nurturing back to health or getting new ones, all the execution is taken care of.”
Enterprises customers that are already moving applications to serverless with Lambda include Thomson Reuters, Finra, Hearst, Vevo and Expedia, and the company expects more to move in that direction. Vogels said: “It’s not just young companies that are going down this path of serverless, the largest enterprises have figured out that this is the way which is most cost effective for them.”