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What Are the Basics of Serverless Computing, Containers, and VMs?

What Are the Basics of Serverless Computing, Containers, and VMs?

November 23, 2021

The rise of cloud computing brought on-demand computing services to users connected to the Internet. Between 2006 and 2008, computer resources, such as storage and processing capacity, began to be offered commercially for medium and large companies. The increase of its popularity only forced the original cloud computing model to transform to new approaches or paradigms for providing more virtualized resources to a broader audience. Nowadays, we have many digital devices sending large amounts of data with high speed in real-time and connected to the network for long periods. This new approach requires virtualization with high computational capacity that can be decentralized and easily scalable. Edge computing addresses these challenges by enabling new architectures.

A Quick Guide to Securing Serverless Applications

A Quick Guide to Securing Serverless Applications

October 26, 2021

Since its inception, the serverless model has revolutionized computing--but how has it changed security? Serverless computing platforms enable developers to build and run applications that are managed by the serverless provider, with automatic scaling and resources charged on a per-use basis. This means that the underlying infrastructure is not only provisioned and managed, but secured by the serverless provider, so developers don’t need to worry about some of the greatest security risks, such as known vulnerabilities in unpatched servers.

Edge Computing for Digital Transformation

Edge Computing for Digital Transformation

October 18, 2021

In recent years, the development of the human lifestyle has been conducted by rapid changes in technology and growing demand for digitized devices and services. That pace of change could be accelerated by new scientific discoveries, advances in technological tools (independent to the growth of knowledge, as we have limitations related to construction capacity), and the greater interest of the population in new fields such as artificial intelligence, Internet-of-Things (IoT), robotics, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. We have experienced these changes mainly since 2000 with the incorporation of communication technologies in health, engineering, economics, and transportation. Nowadays, it is almost impossible to consider it decoupled from our daily activities, whose main objective is to help us make decisions, simplify the administrative and technical processes, and improve the quality of the product or services.

Embracing Digital Transformation

Embracing Digital Transformation

September 16, 2021

Transforming a company is hard. So hard in fact, that major company-wide transformations are more likely to fail than succeed. And the odds are even slimmer for digital transformations. Whether you’re a traditional company trying to claw your way onto the world wide web, or a sleek digital enterprise that’s pouring every resource into staying cutting edge, major digital overhauls are a serious undertaking. Here’s the bad news: It just became even harder. Here’s the worse news: Change is inevitable and inescapable.

Keep Your e-Commerce Available on Black Friday 2021

Keep Your e-Commerce Available on Black Friday 2021

July 27, 2021

Having a site or application outage on Black Friday is every e-commerce owner’s worst nightmare. E-commerce is notorious for it’s razor-thin profit margins, making these major holiday shopping days not only important, but critical to the success of retailers’ apps and websites. Due to the pandemic, many shoppers opted to avoid crowded stores and order online last year, using curbside pickup or delivery to minimize contact while receiving their purchases. As many shoppers continue to adjust their shopping patterns pre- and post- pandemic, and others make permanent changes to their routines, e-commerce stores must ensure their sites are prepared to handle huge traffic spikes this holiday season.

Cloud Computing vs. Edge Computing: Which is Better for My Business?

Cloud Computing vs. Edge Computing: Which is Better for My Business?

July 7, 2021

Cloud computing or edge computing? Comparing these two computing models is very common, especially after 2020 when edge computing became more mainstream among large companies and edge platforms went to great lengths in making the onboarding and migration process easier. With increasing adoption by companies focused on improving user experience, efficiency and time-to-market while reducing their IT operational costs, and powered by a rising number of professionals fluent in edge-based technologies, industries across the world accelerated their digital transformation plans.

Green Computing: Reducing Energy Consumption with Azion

Green Computing: Reducing Energy Consumption with Azion

April 22, 2021

If you’re looking for something to celebrate this Earth Day, consider this: despite steady increases in Internet-connected devices and data consumption, green computing initiatives across the technology sector have managed to prevent a corresponding rise in energy consumption. But that doesn’t mean companies should stop doing their part to reduce their CO2 footprint. On the contrary, as new technologies continue to enable more connectivity than ever, it’s increasingly important for businesses to offset and drastically reduce their resource use through green computing initiatives.

Introduction to Event-Driven Architecture

Introduction to Event-Driven Architecture

April 15, 2021

As new technologies like 5G and edge computing steadily move us toward the Fourth Industrial Revolution, characterized by automation, robotics, and machine learning, the need for real-time data processing is becoming increasingly important. From businesses that rely on Big Data to glean customer insights to IoT applications that leverage machine-learning and AI, we are generating a torrent of data—much of which must be instantly analyzed and acted upon to ensure its relevance.

Why Azion Chose the V8 Engine for Edge Functions

Why Azion Chose the V8 Engine for Edge Functions

March 30, 2021

One of the key advantages of serverless is that much of the complexity of development is abstracted away, enabling developers to focus on what matters most: crafting the best possible functionality and user experience. However, from time to time, we at Azion like to share with our readers some of the techniques we use under the hood to deliver the best possible performance, security, cost-efficiency, and resource use. Foremost among these tools is Google’s V8 Engine. The V8 Engine is embedded in our core technology, Azion Cells, and used under the hood of our new serverless computing product, Edge Functions, which is now available with JavaScript support.

History of JavaScript

History of JavaScript

March 24, 2021

The history of JavaScript is, in many ways, the history of the modern Internet. Anyone who remembers the static, clunky, and slow-loading web pages of the early Internet—or even caught a glimpse of them via the Wayback Machine—has a sense of just how much web development has evolved since the 1990s. Interactive elements such as animation, fillable forms, and even the ability to scroll through articles like this one are largely due to the rise of JavaScript—a programming language that was initially developed in 10 days and conceived as a “sidekick” to Java.

Edge Functions Make Cents: The Economics of Serverless Computing

Edge Functions Make Cents: The Economics of Serverless Computing

March 9, 2021

Serverless computing provides a cost-effective way for companies to leverage the power of edge computing by eliminating upfront fees and outsourcing the cost of operating and maintaining servers to cloud providers. Not only does serverless computing reduce capital expenditures and maintenance costs, performing serverless workloads at the edge has significant long-term cost advantages as a result of the reduced distance data has to travel, necessitating less bandwidth and computational power than processing in cloud providers’ centralized data centers.

Minimize Vendor Lock-in With Edge Functions and Edge Orchestrator

Minimize Vendor Lock-in With Edge Functions and Edge Orchestrator

March 4, 2021

The need for agile applications, on-demand scalability, high performance, and round-the-clock availability have all driven increased adoption of cloud computing, Edge Computing, and serverless architecture. Despite the benefits of these technologies, some companies are still hesitant to adopt them due to the fear of vendor lock-in. Knowing how to mitigate the risk of lock-in can help companies avoid unexpected costs and complications as they migrate to the edge and the cloud.

Why Azion is Using the Rust Programming Language

Why Azion is Using the Rust Programming Language

February 12, 2021

Previously in this series of posts on microservices, we discussed the features and traits necessary to next-generation applications. As 5G and Edge Computing infrastructure are built out, ultra low-latency and reliable applications and services will become increasingly common, accelerating already high user expectations for performance. In addition, with more people working, shopping, and learning online than ever, strict security measures will be needed to meet compliance requirements and ensure consumer privacy.

Application Modernization - Hype or Reality? What It Really Means for You

Application Modernization - Hype or Reality? What It Really Means for You

January 28, 2021

Anyone who’s ever postponed installing a new OS to the newest version can attest to the technical issues that arise when older systems are not updated. Continuing to use outmoded technology can lead to a world of problems, from security issues to poor performance and reliability. As a result, the need to modernize is clear to many businesses. However, the process for modernization is decidedly less straightforward, with strategies that run the gamut from “lifting and shifting” an application onto newer infrastructure to replacing or rewriting the old application from scratch.

Getting Your Business Ready For Microservices

Getting Your Business Ready For Microservices

January 25, 2021

Microservices were once an alternative to monolithic application architecture. They presented a new mode of development with its own set of risks and rewards. Now, we are reaching a tipping point where it’s no longer a question of whether to migrate, but when to migrate. However, migrating is a challenging process that can pose problems if executed poorly. This post will cover why microservices are necessary, the challenges of migrating to microservices, and how to devise a plan for migration.

Monolithic Applications vs. Microservices

Monolithic Applications vs. Microservices

January 21, 2021

One of the buzziest topics that exists in computing today is over the modernization of legacy applications. With the rise of 5G, Edge Computing, and serverless architecture, many companies are wondering whether--and how--to rethink applications for today’s digital landscape. To help shed some light on these concerns, we’re introducing a series of posts that will discuss application modernization from a variety of business and technical perspectives, with a focus on one of the most widely discussed aspects of modernization, the use of microservices.

Modern App Architecture for 5G Networks

Modern App Architecture for 5G Networks

December 29, 2020

It’s almost impossible to talk about 5G without using words like “game-changing,” “revolutionary,” and “breakthrough.” And while we tech bloggers tend to use these words a lot, it’s not hyperbole in this case: 5G standards really are much more ambitious than the capabilities of LTE and legacy networks. But in order to deliver on the promises of 5G networks, the devices and applications using them will need to be as efficient as possible.