Serverless Computing Services

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Innovate at the Speed of the Market with Flux7 Serverless Computing Services

Flux7 empowers enterprises to benefit from serverless architecture’s cost, efficiency and scalability gains for greater global reach and customer satisfaction. Building on technologies like VMs and containers, serverless computing abstracts yet another layer of updates, management and machine resource allocation away from the IT department, saving valuable time for strategic initiatives rather than operational tasks.

 

Yet, serverless is not a one-size-fits-all solution; it is best reserved for those particular use cases that will benefit from features like reusable functions and independence from back-end configurations. Moreover, as the serverless landscape continues to quickly change with cloud providers adding new services and functionality at a rapid rate, enterprises are often left with a need for in-house skills that can rapidly assimilate new technology as it is announced.



Having an experienced guide who can lead your team through the ins-and-outs of building a solid serverless architecture that will stand the test of time is essential to effectively implementing serverless in a way that maximizes its benefits.

 

The serverless sherpas at Flux7 help enterprises take advantage of serverless computing by:

Identify Best Practice Use Cases

Serverless is not an all-in proposition; teams benefit from selectively choosing proofs of concept to test serverless in their environment. Flux7 IT Strategy services help enterprises identify and prioritize best-fit serverless projects and/or workloads from the IT roadmap.

Build Concrete Serverless Architectures

Whether you are just beginning your journey to the cloud and need help with a cloud migration to take advantage of serverless computing or have an existing cloud environment and need assistance taking the next step, the Flux7 services team can help you build a solid serverless foundation with services like Knative, AWS Lambda, the right storage solutions and more.

Grow In-House Capabilities with Flux7 Knowledge Transfer

Our world-class knowledge transfer sessions ensure your team knows the ins-and-outs of managing and extending the Flux7-built serverless solution. Working hand-in-hand with your team, the Flux7 serverless consulting group mentors throughout the project, leaving you with confident, skilled employees.

Function as a Service (FaaS)

Serverless computing expedites application development through FaaS which is what allows developers to execute code separate from the server infrastructure. FaaS allows developers to write and deploy code without worrying about building and maintaining the infrastructure to support it, resulting in more time on code through-put and less time on maintenance activities. Flux7 uses tools like AWS Lambda serverless for FaaS activities, which allows our customers to focus on business logic, rather than server operations.

Deploying Serverless Frameworks

At Flux7, we’ve created a serverless framework using AWS SAM and AWS CloudFormation templates that define serverless resources with ease, neatly packaging serverless apps and deploying them with CloudFormation. With AWS SAM, we’ve architected an end to end workflow for deploying AWS serverless applications using AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodePipeline, and AWS CloudFormation.

Low Code and No Code

While distinct from serverless, low code and no code look to achieve a similar goal, to accelerate development within the organization in order to better serve internal and external customers and increase business competitiveness. Learn more about the benefits and differences in our blog analysis.

AWS Lambda Example

For a Fortune 500 manufacturer, we built a serverless audit and notification system to alert operations and information security to known issues surfacing across its more than 50 AWS accounts. Using tools like AWS Lambda, AWS CloudFormation, and AWS CodePipeline, the serverless solution is both low maintenance and extensible so that new rules and new AWS accounts can be easily added.

Migrating to Serverless

Serverless is an inherently cloud-based environment. As a result, traditional, legacy code that sits on servers today will need to first move to the cloud and to containers. From here, some organizations may choose to turn their monolithic apps into smaller services, adopting a microservices architecture, with serverless as the next natural step in the progression. Flux7 has deep experience migrating a wide variety of workloads to the cloud, including refactoring to take advantage of cloud services and benefits. In addition, our IT Strategy Services help teams identify and prioritize an IT roadmap tailored to your business needs.

New Applications in Serverless

Flux7 helps you make the business case and technology decisions necessary to determine which new applications are well-suited for a serverless approach. For example, serverless is a pay as you go model which could make good financial sense. But, like all things pay as you go, there’s a point in time where applications may have to run 24X7 and therefore the pay as you go economics may not pencil out.

Serverless Computing and the Trend to Asset Lean

Serverless Computing and the Trend to Asset Lean

Read the Medium article by Flux7’s Co-Founder and CEO, Aater Suleman and Cahit Onur, Sr. DevOps Engineer, on how Serverless Cloud Computing can free developers from managing the technology stack and grow their focus on customer-impacting projects.

Serverless benefits like its lack of server management, ability to shave costs, inherent scalability, faster deployments, and lower latency are certainly attractive. Enterprises have found these benefits to lead to greater efficiency, more time innovating and improving the customer experience, and the ability to reach more customers around the world.