What means Serverless?

For those who want to understand Serverless architectures, I recommend reading this post by Mike Roberts. The term Serverless was already used in 2012. Mike defines the following characteristics of serverless architectures:

Mike Roberts - Definition of Serverless

No management of server hosts or server processes

You as a developer don’t have to care about e.g. the number of servers running your software or where where it runs or things like OS upgrades, etc.

Self auto-scale and auto-provision based on load

Costs based on precise usage

Performance capabilities defined in terms other than host size/count

Implicit high availability

Serverless is all about abstracting away things in certain levels. Kelsey Hightower’s tweet makes an interesting point:

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