Despite whatever terminology the larger development industry settles on, serverless environments are ultimately event-driven systems. These architectures are still going to ultimately involve servers and cloud management for many. In this episode of The New Stack Makers, we spoke to Jason McGee, VP and CTO of IBM Cloud Platform, at ServerlessConf Austin. We talked about the focus for many at ServerlessConf on assessing, implementing, and monitoring event-driven architectures. We learned about how IBM Bluemix makes the most of OpenWhisk’s capabilities, and how serverless compares to and builds upon developer application models such as those around Docker and containers.
1:01: What IBM BlueMix OpenWhisk is and the ServerlessConf announcements surrounding it.
2:04: The advantages of BlueMix OpenWhisk.
6:11: How IBM and organizations working with serverless technologies are utilizing event driven architecture.
8:04: The parallels between investment in the serverless ecosystem and the investment in the container ecosystem.
9:47: The overlap between serverless and container technologies.
12:26: Early pain points of serverless that will need further clarification.