Microsoft tools coalesce for serverless computing

Microsoft’s adoption of serverless computing is a big piece of Azure maturing as a platform. There’s a lot going on here, as architectures and services evolve to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the cloud and we as users and developers migrate away from traditional server architectures.

Mark Russinovich, Microsoft’s CTO of Azure, has a distinct view on the evolution of cloud as a platform. “Infrastructure as a service [IaaS] is table stakes,” he said at an Azure Serverless computing event at Microsoft’s Redmond, Wash., headquarters last week, “Platform as a service [PaaS] is the next step, offering runtimes and developing on them, an API and an endpoint, where you consume services.” That’s where we are today, where we still define the resources we use when we build cloud applications.

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