Cloud, Containers, and Microservices

W03 Go Serverless with Azure Functions


8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Eric D. Boyd

Founder and CEO


Idle CPU cycles are wasteful, but it's very likely that you have far more computing capacity than you use. However, serverless compute architectures have arrived to save us from that waste. Serverless is a shift in how we 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.

Join Azure MVP, Eric D. Boyd to learn how Microsoft is enabling serverless compute in Azure with Azure Functions. In this session, you will 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.

You will learn:

  • Overview of serverless compute
  • How to develop serverless services
  • Getting started with Azure Functions