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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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 they are…

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