Monitor AWS Lambda Functions Using Container Images

Since its inception, the concept of a serverless ecosystem has fascinated developers. While making deploying applications faster and simpler than ever, serverless environments now offer a strategic means of building scalable, modern products. However, as organizations continue to rapidly adopt the latest in serverless tech, many developers are facing visibility gaps due to holes and…

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Introduction AWS Lambda is a serverless compute solution from Amazon Web Services that executes code in response to a given event or trigger. In our AWS Lambda overview, we answered the question “What is AWS Lambda?” But to decide whether AWS Lambda is right for you, it’s important to see what real people are saying in…

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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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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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Iron was one of the pioneers of Serverless, so we’re excited to announce that we’ll also be one of the first companies to offer the next generation of compute:  It’s called Computerless™. Unlike Serverless, this technology removes the physical machine completely.  Our offering piggy-backs off the recent developments in fiber optic technology developed at the…

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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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In February, we launch a beta called Project Kratos. It promised to bring Lambda-like functionality to any cloud – public, private, hybrid or on-premises. As we quickly approach Q4, February seems like a long time ago, but so much has happened since then. Over the past seven months, serverless computing has gained momentum as more…

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Overview Serverless computing has become a compelling model for companies to add business value without their development teams having to worry about provisioning, managing, and scaling infrastructure. The concept is that developers write code that performs business logic based on  some specific input data, and the platform handles the details of: Where to run it: Use some machine…

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Overview   If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then consider us flattered by Amazon. The new AWS Lambda service is nearly the same thing as Iron.io’s IronWorker service, solving the same problem with a slightly different API. I took it on as a project recently to compare and contrast how each service works, how…

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