Sheldon  Grant

Sheldon Grant

1624604100

"Akka Serverless Is Really The First Of Its Kind"

We chatted with Jonas Bonér, CEO and Founder of Lightbend about Akka Serverless and what makes it so different from other architectures. Jonas explains how data is kept secure in Akka Serverless and what limitations it removes with its data-centric backend application architecture.

JAXenter: Hi Jonas, thanks for the interview. Right out of the gate, let’s talk about Akka Serverless. What makes this new architecture so different?

Jonas Bonér: Akka Serverless is really the first of its kind. A lot of energy has gone into abstracting away the underlying infrastructure of the cloud with technologies such as Kubernetes and that has moved the industry forward significantly. But building high-performance, highly scalable, and resilient back-end services, and APIs takes a lot of specialized expertise – distributed computing is hard, even in a containerized world.

Akka Serverless abstracts away all of the hard stuff required to build this class of services – including databases, caches, and message brokers – allowing the developer to focus where there is the biggest value: the business logic.

**SEE ALSO: **“Cloud moved decision-making responsibility out of finance and into engineering”

JAXenter: How is data kept secure in Akka Serverless?

Jonas Bonér: Data is an incredibly important asset for any company, so we’ve spent a great deal of time coming up with a proper architecture that makes Akka Serverless as secure as possible.

Each project that developers create on Akka Serverless gets a unique scope. Within that scope, we make sure that incoming traffic is limited to only those services that developers have exposed to the outside world. From our “front door” to the pods running the services, all data is secured with mTLS connections. The data that we store is encrypted using AES256.

JAXenter: What are some of the biggest challenges organizations face in regards to serverless?

Jonas Bonér: The move to the cloud to date has primarily been about two things: infrastructure optimization and the adoption of SaaS applications. The next quantum leap of value generated by the cloud will come when serverless is able to address the full gamut of applications required to run a business.

But serverless today has been limited in applicability due to challenges related to performance, the management of state at scale, and the architectural complexity of building real-time systems with a serverless paradigm. But that is changing fast. We anticipate massive disruption to the status quo with entire swaths of today’s software infrastructure becoming abstracted by high-value stateful serverless offerings like Akka Serverless.

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"Akka Serverless Is Really The First Of Its Kind"
Sheldon  Grant

Sheldon Grant

1624604100

"Akka Serverless Is Really The First Of Its Kind"

We chatted with Jonas Bonér, CEO and Founder of Lightbend about Akka Serverless and what makes it so different from other architectures. Jonas explains how data is kept secure in Akka Serverless and what limitations it removes with its data-centric backend application architecture.

JAXenter: Hi Jonas, thanks for the interview. Right out of the gate, let’s talk about Akka Serverless. What makes this new architecture so different?

Jonas Bonér: Akka Serverless is really the first of its kind. A lot of energy has gone into abstracting away the underlying infrastructure of the cloud with technologies such as Kubernetes and that has moved the industry forward significantly. But building high-performance, highly scalable, and resilient back-end services, and APIs takes a lot of specialized expertise – distributed computing is hard, even in a containerized world.

Akka Serverless abstracts away all of the hard stuff required to build this class of services – including databases, caches, and message brokers – allowing the developer to focus where there is the biggest value: the business logic.

**SEE ALSO: **“Cloud moved decision-making responsibility out of finance and into engineering”

JAXenter: How is data kept secure in Akka Serverless?

Jonas Bonér: Data is an incredibly important asset for any company, so we’ve spent a great deal of time coming up with a proper architecture that makes Akka Serverless as secure as possible.

Each project that developers create on Akka Serverless gets a unique scope. Within that scope, we make sure that incoming traffic is limited to only those services that developers have exposed to the outside world. From our “front door” to the pods running the services, all data is secured with mTLS connections. The data that we store is encrypted using AES256.

JAXenter: What are some of the biggest challenges organizations face in regards to serverless?

Jonas Bonér: The move to the cloud to date has primarily been about two things: infrastructure optimization and the adoption of SaaS applications. The next quantum leap of value generated by the cloud will come when serverless is able to address the full gamut of applications required to run a business.

But serverless today has been limited in applicability due to challenges related to performance, the management of state at scale, and the architectural complexity of building real-time systems with a serverless paradigm. But that is changing fast. We anticipate massive disruption to the status quo with entire swaths of today’s software infrastructure becoming abstracted by high-value stateful serverless offerings like Akka Serverless.

#interview #cloud #serverless