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'Lambda and serverless is one of the worst forms of proprietary lock-in we've ever seen in the history of humanity' • The Register
That doesn't mean Polvi is a fan. "Lambda and serverless is one of the worst forms of proprietary lock-in that we've ever seen in the history of humanity," said Polvi, only partly in jest, referring to the most widely used serverless offering, AWS Lambda. "It's seriously as bad as it gets."

He elaborated: "It's code that tied not just to hardware – which we've seen before – but to a data center, you can't even get the hardware yourself. And that hardware is now custom fabbed for the cloud providers with dark fiber that runs all around the world, just for them. So literally the application you write will never get the performance or responsiveness or the ability to be ported somewhere else without having the deployment footprint of Amazon."


Absolutely agreed...
lambda  amazon  aws  containers  coreos  deployment  lockin  proprietary  serverless  alex-polvi  kubernetes 
13 days ago by jm
srcecde/aws-lambda-cheatsheet
'AWS Lambda cheatsheet' -- a quick ref card for Lambda users
aws  lambda  ops  serverless  reference  quick-references 
5 weeks ago by jm
AWS Lambda Deployment using Terraform – Build ACL – Medium
Fairly persuasive that production usage of Lambda is much easier if you go full Terraform to manage and deploy.
A complete picture of what it takes to deploy your Lambda function to production with the same diligence you apply to any other codebase using Terraform. [...] There are many cases where frameworks such as SAM or Serverless are not enough. You need more than that for a highly integrated Lambda function. In such cases, it’s easier to simply use Terraform.
infrastructure  aws  lambda  serverless  ops  terraform  sam 
august 2017 by jm
BinaryAlert: Serverless, Real-time & Retroactive Malware Detection
This is a serverless stack built on AWS, deployed with Terraform. Not sure what to think about this -- it still makes me shudder a little
aws  serverless  lambda  airbnb  malware  yara  binaryalert  architecture 
august 2017 by jm
Developer Experience Lessons Operating a Serverless-like Platform at Netflix
Very interesting writeup on how Netflix are finding operating a serverless scripting system; they offer scriptability in their backend and it's used heavily by devs to provide features. Lots of having to reinvent the wheel on packaging, deployment, versioning, and test/staging infrastructure
serverless  dependencies  packaging  deployment  versioning  devex  netflix  developer-experience  dev  testing  staging  scripting 
july 2017 by jm
How Did I “Hack” AWS Lambda to Run Docker Containers?
Running Docker containers in Lambda using a usermode-docker hack -- hacky as hell but fun ;) Lambda should really support native Docker though
docker  lambda  aws  serverless  ops  hacks  udocker 
june 2017 by jm
lambci/docker-lambda
A sandboxed local environment that replicates the live AWS Lambda environment almost identically – including installed software and libraries, file structure and permissions, environment variables, context objects and behaviors – even the user and running process are the same.


(via og-aws)
docker  lambda  images  testing  aws  serverless 
june 2017 by jm
Lessons Learned in Lambda
In case you were thinking Lambda was potentially usable yet
lambda  aws  shitshow  architecture  serverless 
april 2017 by jm

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