Serverless Rapid Development
Many companies are moving to Serverless application development because they know it allows them to deliver massively scalable, event-driven, applications without having to worry about any of the underlying infrastructure. This allows companies to focus all their IT labor and time investment into building solutions and products that address core business problems, instead of investing IT labor and time into managing servers, operating systems, databases, storage systems, networking, etc.
How Do I Architect and Build Serverless Applications
The challenge many companies face is that even though Serverless abstracts away the complexity of the infrastructure, there still is complexity in how to orchestrate various services to work with serverless technologies in order to build a fully-functioning application. Examples of the services you must orchestrate on AWS include Cognito, Kinesis, IAM, Lambda, S3, DynamoDB or RDS, and potentially more if you leverage some of the AWS monitoring tools/services.
Then, building Serverless architected applications requires a different model for building applications, specifically one that is event-driven instead of request-response driven. This means traditional architectures and models for building mobile, web, and other applications need to be re-thought to take advantage of all that Serverless can deliver.
Finally, just because you understand Serverless, doesn’t mean that building applications for your coders will be any faster. Sure, you’ll not waste time on environment setup and configuration, saving you IT time on infrastructure, but your coders still have to write code and orchestrate services to deliver a secure, fully functioning application. The good news is there is a better way to leverage everything about Serverless architectures, AWS scalability and services, and speed up time-to-market. The ThingLogix Foundry Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) enables rapid development of fully-functioning, secure, serverless applications. We help you deliver high quality, cost effective, and fast solutions – thereby breaking the traditional IT Iron Triangle.
Foundry PaaS for Serverless Rapid Application Development
Foundry leverages that AWS Serverless environment, but abstracts things even further to allow developers to focus exclusively on coding business logic or UI/UX aspects of their applications. Foundry delivers out-of-the-box serverless components that handle user management, account management, device/product management, identity access and security roles, integration via the AWS API Gateway to any external system, event-based workflow, event-based data transformation, event-based alerting and notifications, event messaging management, device/product searching and saved queries, reporting, and dashboards. All these services can be “configured” by IT developers, or customized by writing small coding functions in Lambda. Therefore, when developers utilize Foundry to build Serverless applications, they already have 70% of the architecture built for them, and they can immediately focus on building the 30% of a typical application that actually deals with business rules and delivering a great user experience.
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