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Weekly WiT (8/16/17): Erica Windisch, IOpipe Inc.

Woman in Tech of the Week (8/16/17)

Erica Windisch, Founder and Chief Technical Officer, IOpipe Inc.

Serverless computing buzz has steadily grown in the last couple of years, now eclipsing even containers, according to some tech analysts. Based on cloud computing, it takes the infrastructure abstraction and application-focus of cloud even further. But what does “serverless” really mean? Is it more than a marketing label stickered on a bunch of different cloud platforms? Are there really no servers?

“Yes, there are servers,” said Erica Windisch, founder and chief technical officer of IOpipe Inc. It’s called “serverless” because it takes servers and their provisioning off operation and development’s pane of glass, Windisch explained in an interview during this week’s AWS Summit in New York City. It’s “serverless” in the sense that “servers are not my concern as a developer. I am not worrying about what the server looks like or operating the servers,” she said.

Windisch should know; IOpipe was built with serverless architecture. The startup specializes in assisting users of Amazon Web Services Inc.’s Lambda serverless compute platform. IOpipe announced on Monday that it received $2.5 million from several investors, including Underscore VC Management Co. LLC, New Enterprise Associates and Madrona Venture Group LLC. IOpipe also announced its 1.0 release, which extends its existing services.

Organizations may adopt serverless for various reasons, Windisch told Stu Miniman (@stu) and John Walls (@JohnWalls21), co-hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio. Two common reasons are perceived cost savings and developer demand, she said.

This week, theCUBE spotlights Erica Windisch in our Women in Tech feature.

Read more about Erica here.

Be sure to follow Erica on Twitter (@ewindisch), and check out more of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of AWS Summit.

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