Today I’m blogging from ISTIO Day at CloudNativeCon in Austin. IBM has a whole cache of event activities for attendees looking to unlock the secrets to accelerated DevOps, container ops, distributed logging, container security, microservices, and serverless computing. We’ll also have tips & tricks for building cloud native. Coming out of the conference, developers will […]
This post explains how event-driven/serverless application architectures mark an important further evolution in the container technology that fundamentally enables large-scale cloud computing platforms. Two complementary trends in application development have been driving the evolution of container-based platforms: Decomposing large on premises applications into smaller ones that better support rapidly evolving customer experiences while leveraging systems-of-record still […]
As the leanest form of container-based application computing, serverless functions as a service (FaaS) run code exactly when needed, at exactly the right scale, either through direct API invocation or as triggered by specific other events. Functions are powerfully well-suited for managing API connections across clouds, processing IoT data streams, and implementing connections between microservices […]
Introducing a new command for the IBM Cloud Functions CLI plug-in to make it easier to configure your actions to have access to your IBM Cloud service credentials. The new service command is a convenient way to make your IBM Cloud service credentials available to your Cloud Functions code at run time. The new command helps with a form of secret management for your IBM Cloud services within the context of IBM Cloud Functions.
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Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) bring to the cloud a set of properties that are central to the serverless computing promise: little to no concern about infrastructure operations, auto provisioning and auto scaling, and pay-per-use with zero cost for idle time. While these benefits are driving the growth of FaaS, developers are quickly realizing they need a better programming […]
At the upcoming Serverless Conference, the OpenWhisk team will run a workshop to teach basic concepts of serverless computing in general and the Apache OpenWhisk platform in particular.
We’ve been working hard to improve our popular serverless offering, IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk. Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) enables developers to create and run event-driven apps that scale on demand. Based on the Apache OpenWhisk Project, which provides a core underlying code base for building and deploying FaaS applications. With FaaS, team members can build apps more quickly by working on different pieces of code […]