Keynote: Serverless: Functions, Containers and beyond

by | Feb 20, 2019 | Voxxed Days Bucharest 2019


Arun Gupta is a Principal Technologist at Amazon Web Services. He is responsible for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) strategy within AWS, and participates at CNCF Board and technical meetings actively. He works with different teams at Amazon to help define their open source strategy. He has built and led developer communities for several years at Sun, Oracle, Red Hat and Couchbase. He has extensive speaking experience in 40+ countries on myriad topics. Gupta also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the US and continues to promote technology education among children. A prolific blogger, author of several books, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Docker Captain, a Java Champion, a JUG leader.

Serverless computing is one of the preeminent technologies driving cloud adoption and modern applications. Serverless is predicated on the simple mantra: focus on business logic, not servers. While AWS Lambda enabled this new style of computing, today, serverless has grown to be more than just AWS Lambda.

Container technologies are evolving to bring developers the same serverless benefits – never manage clusters. Just write code. There is innovation happening at all layers of the stack. Firecracker provides an open source virtualization technology specifically designed for serverless computing.

In this talk, we’ll take a look at how the serverless computing has evolved and the myriad of serverless offerings that have been created since then. As the serverless landscape evolves rapidly, we’ll dig into what’s coming next. Is orchestration still relevant in this new paradigm?

How will serverless fundamentally change the way we think about application architecture and where do we see the next wave of innovation?