Exploring Serverless Use-cases from Companies and the Community. Understand Serverless use-cases in this fireside chat with Alex Ellis from OpenFaaS and David McKay from Equinix Metal.
Understand Serverless use-cases in this fireside chat with Alex Ellis from OpenFaaS and David McKay from Equinix Metal
In this blog post I’ll introduce you to use-cases for Serverless, a video recorded with David McKay from the DevRel team at Equinix Metal, and some resources for how to learn more and to start applying this to your own workflows.
David and I have known each other for several years and are both active in Open Source, he’s also contributed to OpenFaaS in the past.
OpenFaaS is a platform that makes Open Source serverless easy and accessible on any cloud or host, even on a Raspberry Pi. Every week our community is inundated with support requests, feature suggestions and feedback. However, one of the things that seems elusive is an understanding of what people use it for, and how it’s being used.
Over the past 4 years I’ve spent time getting to know end-users, and asking probing questions, and in some cases users have gone ahead and written up a submission to the OpenFaaS ADOPTERS file. The first time I saw the concept of ADOPTERS files was in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)’s requirements for donating a project. It seemed like a good idea, and like it would help answer the question we often got: “what can I use serverless for?”
There’s no stringent requirements for sending a Pull Request, but ideally we are looking for the company or project name, and one or two sentences explaining the value or how it’s being used.
Let me give you an example from RateHub.ca, written by their CTO Chris Richards:
Businesses need to understand serverless application with major pros and cons of serverless architecture, before deciding about serverless computing.
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