Containers vs. Serverless Computing

The five key differences between containerization and serverless computing: Cost — You must pay for serverless environments hosted in the cloud, whereas a container can be set up for free. However, containers have ongoing management costs, which can be expensive — even if no one is using the application. Longevity – Serverless functions live short, which also provide agility and flexibility. Containers…

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In the past few years, Amazon Web Services and other public cloud providers have continued to expand in both size and number of offerings, trying to win users through benefits such as convenience, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. AWS Lambda is an essential part of the Amazon Web Services toolkit: it’s a serverless computing solution that can run code…

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vs Overview Deciding on a container management solution for your worker system is an important decision for startups and enterprises. This article will compare two industry leading container management services, AWS Fargate and IronWorker, in terms of: Features and Benefits Pricing User Reviews And more… Schedule a demo today to find out why Fargate users…

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Escape The Lambda 512MB /tmp Storage Limitation Frustrated with the AWS Lambda 512MB temp storage limitation? Lambda by Amazon Web Services is often touted as one of the most popular serverless solutions, but the frustratingly low 512MB storage limit in the /tmp directory leaves a lot of people looking for a better option. If you…

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Today we are excited to announce the second alpha release of IronFunctions, the language-agnostic serverless microservices platform that you can run anywhere; on public, private, and hybrid clouds, even on your own laptop. The initial release of IronFunctions received some amazing feedback and we’ve spent the past few months fixing many of the issues reported. Aside…

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IronFunctions is a serverless application platform. Unlike AWS Lambda it’s open-source, can run on any cloud — public, on-premise, or hybrid, and language agnostic, while maintaining AWS Lambda compatibility. The initial release of IronFunctions received some amazing feedback and the past few weeks were spent addressing outstanding issues. In this post I will be highlighting the biggest feature…

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We are pleased to announce a new project to enable Functions as a Service (FaaS) on OpenStack — Picasso. The mission is to provide an API for running FaaS on OpenStack, abstracting away the infrastructure layer while enabling simplicity, efficiency, and scalability for both developers and operators. Picasso can be used to trigger functions from OpenStack services,…

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  Today we’re excited to announce IronFunctions, our first major open source project. IronFunctions is a serverless microservices platform that you can run anywhere; on public, private, and hybrid clouds, even on your own laptop. The world is moving towards hybrid/multi-cloud, so should your serverless platform. It runs on top of the popular orchestration frameworks (Kubernetes, Mesosphere), inside…

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Serverless computing has blown up in the past 6 months and along with all the excitement is a lot of questions. I’ll attempt to address some of the questions and talk about the pros and cons of serverless. We created Iron.io five years ago to solve the problems that serverless computing solves. In fact we built the…

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