Is Platform as a Service serverless? It depends.
Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions ranging from public cloud options such as Azure and AWS to private cloud options such as Cloud Foundry offer a tempting proposition. Developers focus on code relieving any burden of understanding or managing the underlying infrastructure. So, that makes PaaS serverless, correct? What about Functions as a Service (FaaS). Much of the talk has been around Lambda and event-driven compute. How is that different from PaaS?
The Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) Serverless working group had a great debate around the topic. Representatives from AWS and open source project teams debated if FaaS is fundamentally any different than PaaS platforms such as CF if operation teams still must deal with the underlying infrastructure. You can listen/watch the debate on youtube.
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