Serverless Application Delivery
Serverless applications can be extremely cost effective as only memory and CPU cycle cost consumed by the function are passed onto the customer.
To help your organisation unlock the potential of serverless architectures, Mobilise will analyse your current application landscape and review which components can be transformed into serverless applications using a microservices architecture.
Mobilise will select the serverless and microservices components that best fit your current landscape to ensure your application delivery is performant, highly scalable, cost efficient and resilient.
Benefits of Serverless Architectures
Traditional architectures have developers making a choice – provision servers just in case demand reaches certain levels, or under-provision and take a risk. Serverless scales automatically to exactly meet demand, giving applications increased availability and stability.
Serverless computing is ideal for companies that need to quickly develop, prototype, and iterate. Development is quicker since there aren’t any dependencies on IT operations.
Rapid development and iteration
Operational Cost Saving
With a serverless architecture, you only pay for the runtime of your function – there is no concept of idle resources. This brings huge cost savings against a traditional infrastructure model as you only pay each time your application runs.
By using a serverless architecture, developers can focus more on writing code than having to worry about managing the operational tasks of the application. This allows them to develop innovative features and focus on the core business logic that matters most to the business.
Mobilise will run a series of workshops to establish the business, operational and technical requirements of your cloud infrastructure.
It is necessary to capture how you are going to consume your new service as that will enable Mobilise to determine your new cloud strategy (single provider, multi-provider or hybrid cloud) utilising offerings from the major providers.
Azure Functions is an event driven, compute-on-demand experience that extends the existing Azure application platform with capabilities to implement code triggered by events occurring in virtually any Azure or 3rd party service as well as on- premises systems. Azure Functions allows developers to act by connecting to data sources or messaging solutions, thus making it easy to process and react to events. Azure Functions scale based on demand and you pay only for the resources you consume.
Azure Queue storage provides cloud messaging between application components. In designing applications for scale, application components are often decoupled, so that they can scale independently. Queue storage delivers asynchronous messaging for communication between application components, whether they are running in the cloud, on the desktop, on an on-premises server, or on a mobile device. Queue storage also supports managing asynchronous tasks and building process work flows.
Microsoft Azure API Management is a turnkey solution for publishing APIs to external and internal consumers. Quickly create consistent and modern API gateways for existing back-end services hosted anywhere, secure and protect them from abuse and overuse and gain insights into usage and health.
Google Cloud Functions is a serverless execution environment for building and connecting cloud services.
With Cloud Functions you write simple, single-purpose functions that are attached to events emitted from your cloud infrastructure and services.
Your Cloud Function is triggered when an event being watched is fired. Your code executes in a fully managed environment. There is no need to provision any infrastructure or worry about managing any servers.
Cloud Functions can be written in Node.js, Python and Go and are executed in language specific runtime environments. GCP functions are a robust platform that allow users to create a multitude of applications including but not limited to Data Processing/ETL, webhooks, lightweight APIs, Mobile backends and IoT.
AWS Lambda is a compute service that lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. AWS Lambda executes your code only when needed and scales automatically, from a few requests per day to thousands per second. You pay only for the compute time you consume - there is no charge when your code is not running. With AWS Lambda, you can run code for virtually any type of application or backend service - all with zero administration.
AWS Lambda runs your code on a high-availability compute infrastructure and performs all the administration of the compute resources, including server and operating system maintenance, capacity provisioning and automatic scaling, code monitoring and logging. All you need to do is supply your code in one of the languages that AWS Lambda supports (currently Node.js, Java, C# and Python).
Amazon API Gateway is a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can create an API that acts as a “front door” for applications to access data, business logic, or functionality from your back-end services, such as workloads running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), code running on AWS Lambda, or any Web application.
Our Serverless Architecture Solutions Partners
Alerting & Monitoring
Mobilise use state of the art monitoring solutions to support, debug and analyse serverless applications. Using tools such as Epsagon to monitor serverless architecture provides a wealth of information, not available through traditional cloud monitoring tools. Insights such as cost saving measures, performance and transactional data allow Mobilise to fine tune serverless applications to maximise efficiency. Transactional data and monitoring from end to end allows Mobilise to provide first rate support in diagnosing issues as they occur throughout the serverless stack. Intelligent alerts can raise issues with teams for problems as they occur in real time, allowing businesses to quickly identify problems and resolve them.
In order to fully realise the benefits of serverless offerings, businesses need to implement a strong CI/CD pipeline coupled with flexible automation tooling. Deploying to multiple environments several times a day requires consistency and reliability which can be achieved through automation tooling such as ‘Infrastructure As Code’. Mobilise uses automation technologies such as Terraform, Packer & Drone.IO to create scalable, reliable pipelines to consistently deliver fast, reliable code.