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Kubernetes for Serverless Applications by Russ McKendrick

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Serverless and insects

As already mentioned, using the word serverless gives the impression that servers will not be needed. Serverless is a term used to describe an execution model.

When executing this model you, as the end user, do not need to worry about which server your code is executed on as all of the decisions on placement, server management, and capacity are abstracted away from you—it does not mean that you literally do not need any servers.

Now there are some public cloud offerings which abstract so much of the management of servers away from the end user that it is possible to write an application which does not rely on any user-deployed services and that the cloud provider will manage the compute resources needed to execute your ...

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