Serverlessconf 2016 – New York City: a personal report – is a fascinating read. Let me get you hooked:
This event left me with the impression (or the confirmation) that there are two paces and speeds at which people are moving.
There is the so called “legacy” pace. This is often characterized by the notion of VMs and virtualization. This market is typically on-prem, owned by VMware and where the majority of workloads (as of today) are running. Very steady.
The second “industry block” is the “new stuff” and this is a truly moving target. #Serverless is yet another model that we are seeing emerging in the last few years. We have moved from Cloud (i.e. IaaS) to opinionated PaaS, to un-opinionated PaaS, to DIY Containers, to CaaS (Containers as a Service) to now #Serverless. There is no way this is going to be the end of it as it’s a frenetic moving target and in every iteration more and more people will be left behind.
This time around was all about the DevOps people being “industry dinosaurs”. So if you are a DevOps persona, know you are legacy already.
Sometimes I feel like I am leaving on a different planet. All these people are so close, yet so far away …