The driving value of Serverless development is all about focusing on the core of your software business. You can purely focus on the application itself and it’s code and functionality. The Cloud made it possible to deploy applications without worrying about the hardware. Serverless takes it even further where infrastructure management is more abstracted from the developer and thus allows you to focus on the application itself.
To give an idea of you’ll get from the book, here is the table of contents:
* IBM Cloud Functions [OpenWhisk] Basics
* Working with Actions
* Using Functions [OpenWhisk] Actions
* Building Sequences
* Working with Packages
* Using Triggers and Rules
* Going Further with IBM Cloud Functions [OpenWhisk]
See how GreenQ applied serverless technology to municipal garbage collection. You’ll get the details on how the system uses sensors on garage trucks and bins, integrates with city traffic monitoring systems, and analyzes data on residential waste patterns to continuously improve collection schedules and routes.
This short video features a Streaming Analytics application that connects to the Watson IoT Platform to ingest data from IoT devices. It then analyzes that data to detect when a device might be malfunctioning.
Edge Nodes are being introduced in IBM Cloud Container Service to allow a user to designate certain nodes to act as the edge of the cluster. By designating these Edge Nodes a user can ensure that only these nodes need to be exposed to the public network for the purpose of acting as an entry point to the cluster. When certain nodes are designated as Edge Nodes Kubernetes will schedule the Ingress Controller and Load Balancer to run on the Edge Nodes. Furthermore user’s application pods are not deployed on these nodes. This allows a user to isolate their application pods from the Ingress and Load Balancer workload.
As your organization explores more digital initiatives, including cloud and mobile, the importance of identity and access management (IAM) is paramount. Nearly all IT decision makers we talk with agree that IAM is essential to the success of their company’s cloud adoption and it is seen as a key enabler for mobility, analytics and IoT initiatives.