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Three fundamental changes are affecting application development today: microservices architecture, container technology, and serverless computing (or architecture).


  • Serverless computing (SLC) is also called event-driven computing, or stateless computing, all of which reflect an aspect of this approach. SLC in its modern cloud service form started with the launch of AWS Lambda, followed more recently by launches from IBM, Google, and Microsoft.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand what serverless computing involves.
  • Understand how cloud-native computing can improve security in the data center.

Key questions answered

  • What is serverless computing?
  • How can cloud native computing improve security in the data center?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Serverless, event-driven public cloud services

  • AWS Lambda
  • IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk
  • Google Cloud Functions
  • Microsoft Azure Functions
  • Other serverless computing frameworks

Cloud native computing is the umbrella term for post-DevOps programming

  • Agile and DevOps have led to rapid evolution in computing
  • Java options for enterprises moving to microservices
  • Cloud-native computing offers significant security benefits


  • Further reading
  • Author

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