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Presentation: Serverless + Containers = Modern Cloud Applications

Track: Finding the Serverless Sweetspot

Location: Soho Complex, 7th fl.

Duration: 2:55pm - 3:45pm

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Level: Intermediate

Persona: Architect, Developer

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Not all compute in modern cloud applications is serverless, nor should it be. Most modern applications use a mix of serverless functions and containers for their compute needs. And, with new container offerings like AWS Fargate and Azure Container Instances, the boundary between containers and serverless has become more blurry.

We’ll talk about how we’ve helped our customers transition from a traditional architecture to one that uses serverless and containers. They can now ship solutions more quickly, as their deployment and ops practices are far simpler. Engineering teams are also more empowered to take advantage of services offered by the cloud vendor, as they share DevOps responsibilities among the entire team.

In this talk, you’ll learn why it’s not serverless OR containers, it’s serverless AND containers.

Speaker: Donna Malayeri

Product Manager @PulumiCorp

Donna Malayeri is a product and community manager at Pulumi, a startup that is enabling the vision of cloud infrastructure as software. Previously, she was a product manager on the Azure Functions team at Microsoft, guiding the developer experience from its beta through the first year of general availability. She is passionate about creating products that developers love, and previously worked on programming languages such as F# and Scala. In a past life, she was an academic, but now vastly prefers the experience of shipping software.

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