Cloud Computing

Go Serverless with Azure Functions


11:00am - 12:15pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Eric D. Boyd

Founder and CEO


Idle CPU cycles are wasteful, but it's very likely you have far more computing capacity than you use. However, serverless compute architectures have arrived to save you from that waste. Serverless is a shift in how to think about provisioning compute resources and paying for these resources from cloud providers. Instead of deploying resources and underutilizing them, you truly pay for consumption and the compute cycles you use.

During this session, you'll learn how Microsoft is enabling serverless compute in Azure with Azure Functions. You'll learn what serverless architectures and Azure Functions are all about. You will get an overview of how to get started developing and running serverless code. And you will explore how to integrate with other services and trigger your code from events throughout Azure and even in data centers outside of Azure.

In addition to the fundamentals of developing and deploying serverless code in Azure Functions, you will learn about the tooling and DevOps capabilities that exist for working with Functions. And last, but not least, we will model the pricing together so you understand the billing model and what to expect when running Azure Functions and when to use Azure Functions over other platforms.