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Guest of the Week (10/13/17): Simon Wardley, Leading Edge Forum

Guest of the Week (10/13/17)

Simon Wardley, Researcher, Leading Edge Forum

Congratulations Simon! You are theCUBE’s Guest of the Week.

French fries didn’t originate in France, Bombay duck is a fish, and catgut actually comes from sheep. To the list of life’s misnomers can be added serverless computing, because it still requires hardware to run. But that doesn’t diminish the fact that serverless is becoming an increasingly popular option in the world of information technology, as software developers embrace the benefits of cloud without having to manage a complex network.

With serverless, the management infrastructure is largely invisible to users. Developers take advantage of a microservices architecture with preconfigured functions managed by a cloud provider. It can be a real money-saver too, with users charged only for the time on system, often measured down to the second.

The rise of a serverless model is presenting a new challenge to enterprise management, because it affects how developers use the main resource in application development: software. It’s a different way to think about software architecture and its role in the cloud environment, which will impact how business is built around the technology stack.

“When we’re talking about software, we’re talking about a component which is in almost all of the value chains. It’s shifting from product to utility, massive change, highly predictable; this is what serverless is about,” explained Simon Wardley, researcher at Leading Edge Forum. “Will it change everything? Absolutely, it will.”

Wardley paid a visit to theCUBE, SiliconANGLE’s mobile livestreaming studio, and spoke with host Stu Miniman (@stu) during the ServerlessConf event in New York City. They discussed mapping analysis of technology disruption, how serverless is transforming enterprise IT, the ups and downs of the corporate journey in new tech adoption, and advice for companies looking into a move to the serverless space.

Read more about our Guest of the Week here.

Follow Simon (@swardley) on Twitter, and check out more of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of the ServerlessConf event.

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