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 …
5 thoughts on “Serverlessconf 2016 – New York City: a personal report”
NOSQL databases, serverless datacenters.. this world is coming to an end. By the way, ‘VM’ was considered ‘legacy’ a loooong ago, back in the 80-s, when IBM mainframes using ‘IBM VM*’ product range were replaced by PCs here, there and everywhere. Strange enough, IBM zSeries mainframes still exist, even running zLinux.
The world as a whole is not coming to an end. We still have COBOL programmers for crying out loud. But different versions / branches of this world are coming to an end every day – that’s for sure. Just look at all those species that have vanished.
Oh, yes, COBOL is still alive. COBOL is for cobs, as SNOBOL is for snobs :-)
World isn’t coming to an end, just rename your datacenter into “Private Cloud” and you’ll be instantly up-to-date. :-)
Private cloud…. Your own data center… Meh… You are moving into the dinosaurs man :)