Emergence of the Modern Application
The ease of use, cost efficiency, low resource consumption, and agility of serverless computing have quickly made it one of the most effective and sought-after methods of building modern applications.
How do we define modern application?
Unlike the delivery of one-size-fits-all websites or web applications delivering static or boilerplate content, the new model of modern web application is dynamic, robust and customized to the needs of the customer. Thanks largely to our Edge Computing Platform and Edge Caching Network, web applications are responsive, quick and always available to match the increasing demands for a global audience and data-hungry machines.
Azion designed Edge Functions to maximize the benefits of serverless architecture while overcoming some of its key challenges.
Azion Introduces Edge Functions
Curious about what Edge Functions are and what they can do? Read about its key features and benefits here.
“Edge Functions lets you build edge-native applications or add functionality to your origin applications with event-driven functions. When a function is triggered, it executes in milliseconds on the edge node closest to its end user. Edge Functions run on our global edge network and scale automatically, without the need to manage or provision resources. Instead, you pay only when your code runs, eliminating upfront costs and avoiding wasted resources from over-provisioned servers.”
Want a more technical perspective on Edge Functions? Learn more about it in this blog post from Product Manager Rodrigo Costa.
Why Azion Chose the V8 Engine for Edge Functions
Edge Functions Make Cents: The Economics of Serverless Computing
Serverless computing eliminates high startup costs and reduces overhead. But how does Edge Functions’ cost compare to other serverless computing products? Find out here.
“With Edge Functions, invocations use less resources and cost less to run. In addition, there is no separate charge for memory use and no need to deploy or instantiate containers, resulting in lower operational costs. And because Edge Functions are delivered from distributed Edge Computing locations rather than hyperscale data centers, they take less time to execute, resulting in shorter (and thus less expensive) workloads.”
Edge Functions combine the low-latency of edge computing with the ease of use and cost savings of serverless. In addition, it is more resource efficient, cost effective, and faster than AWS Lambda and other container-based serverless computing products, making it a great choice for ultra-low latency applications, adding third-party functionality, modernizing legacy applications, and implementing agile workflows like CI/CD. Ready to get started with Edge Functions? Visit the product page for pricing information or create a free account to become an Azion user today.