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UC Berkeley Paper Heralds Rise of Serverless Computing in the Cloud – Do You Agree?

February 13, 2019 / hpcwire

Almost exactly ten years to the day from publishing of their widely-read, seminal paper on cloud computing, UC Berkeley researchers have issued another ambitious examination of cloud computing – Cloud Programming Simplified: A Berkeley View on Serverless Computing. The new work heralds the rise of ‘serverless computing’ as the next dominant phase of cloud computing.You may recall the first paper (Above the Clouds: A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing) provided a detailed portrait of cloud computing’s past, present, and future as envisioned by the researchers. Published on February 9, 2009, it has garnered more than 17,000 citations including more than 1,000 in the past year. Not bad. The new paper[i], dated Feb 10, 2019, takes a few modest bows for past prescience and then plunges into serverless computing, what it is, what the challenges are, and, of course, offers concluding predictions (presented below) without which any such report would be remiss.