Serverless Computing May Offer Better Economics Than Virtual Machines

Serverless computing is becoming yet another way for cloud service providers to parse out access to enterprises looking to take advantage of virtualized services. Think containers, only slightly different.

Serverless computing architectures are designed to reduce the amount of overhead associated with offering services in the cloud. This includes the ability for a cloud provider to dynamically manage server resources. In a recent report and accompanying webinar, 451 Research described serverless computing as being similar to function-as-a-service (FaaS). In fact, Owen Rogers, research director for 451 Research’s Digital Economics Unit, said the terms are basically interchangeable.

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