Start-up companies often struggle with the huge number of complexities that are associated with the delivery of a complete product. This is because the start-ups have to race against time and deliver the products successfully before they can expect a steady inflow of cash to finance their projects. Moreover, there is a huge stress on the technical team in building new products and apps, such that inflow of money, as well as clients, could be ensured. The clients have a high expectation from the startup companies. They are expected to scale up fast and deliver products with excellent features, in the minimum possible time. With such intense pressure, the best way to achieve sustainable minimum lead time to business is by adopting serverless architecture. Hence, most of the start-up companies are looking forward and using serverless architecture.
Serverless architecture does not really mean that there are no servers. Of course, there are servers. However, as a start-up, you do not have to worry about the scaling or the maintenance of the servers. This is because the server and the computing services are used as a service. These so-called serverless architectures basically use the cloud-based services, and they go on pay per user mode. Thus, as a start-up, you have to pay to the service providers, for the time that your code is being executed in the cloud-based architecture. In other words, the platform that is provided by the cloud-based service providers are scaled up and maintained by the service providers. This helps the startups to work hassle free and not be over-burdened with the maintenance of the servers.
Benefits offered to the start-ups by the serverless architecture
The serverless architecture has been adopted by many startup companies, while they are building their most viable products (MVPs). The serverless architecture brings high levels of agility, hence they are adopted widely by the start-up companies.
Since IoT has been playing a critical role in the world now, hence the startups are also working on the implementation of IoT technology. This can be implemented best with the use of serverless technology. Thus, start-ups can work on IoT intensely, along with adopting the serverless architecture.
Serverless architecture accelerates faster deployment of the projects by the startups. IaaS applications can take months to be deployed, while serverless architecture applications are deployed in minutes, thus have a faster turn over period.
Serverless architecture helps in real-time operations and helps in generating real-time analytics. By opting for a serverless architecture, a company can save a huge amount of money, which is essential for a start-up company.
Pay per millisecond
Serverless architecture service providers or cloud application service providers charge on the basis of pay per millisecond. You will be charged for exact milliseconds that you have used the server to host your application.
Use any language of your choice
Hiring a variety of developers with specific skill set is a major concern for the start-up companies, as they have limited affordability. However, using the serverless architecture, you can use any language such as node js, C# to code your application and then host it using the serverless architecture. Hence, as a startup, you do not need to worry about hiring developers with specific skill sets.
Serverless architecture has indeed helped the startup companies to save a lot of investment, along with delivering products faster and with high efficiency. Serverless architecture is indeed a savior for startups and is being adopted by companies all over the world.