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  • 1.  Serverless Computing vs. Cloud Computing

    Posted 15 days ago
    Hello all!

    In Domain 14 of the CCSK Security Guidance they talk about Serverless Computing. This seems to be an interesting topic. I was wondering if anyone could offer a bit more information on how it differs exactly from normal Cloud Computing, as they seem very similar?

    Thank you :)
    #Serverless

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    Jenna Morrison
    Training Department Intern
    Cloud Security Alliance
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  • 2.  RE: Serverless Computing vs. Cloud Computing
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    Posted 14 days ago

    I'll try to explain with an example. Lets say i have a worker service, that does basic arithmetic calculations
    Cloud Computing (IaaS) : use a VM, host a service, that is constantly running and listening for inputs to process and give outputs
    Serverless Computing (PaaS) : define service code, send inputs -> on-demand backend used -> processing -> outputs

    So the gist can be that, serverless computing uses resources solely based on usage from the application (cloud takes care of the rest, user just has to define his code)
    whereas for cloud computing the resources are allocated in advance (the user has to manage the infra)

    ps. I'm preparing for CCSK as well, and i'm still in module 9, but the above answer based on prior experience (i'll update the answer if i find anything new when i reach module 14 :-P)



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    Chris Jaimon
    Associate Devops Engineer
    CloudCover
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  • 3.  RE: Serverless Computing vs. Cloud Computing

    Posted 14 days ago
    See a nice overview of what serverless is at:


    Best regards

    Clement


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    Clement Dupuis, CD
    CCCure Owner and Founder
    Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and Security Evangelist
    Owner and Founder of the CCCure Family of Portals
    GCFW, GCIA, Security+ 301, CEH V7, CCSA, CCSE,  + 12 others


     now.





  • 4.  RE: Serverless Computing vs. Cloud Computing

    Posted 14 days ago
    Thanks for this link! I found it very helpful!

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    Jenna Morrison
    Training Department Intern
    Cloud Security Alliance
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  • 5.  RE: Serverless Computing vs. Cloud Computing

    Posted 14 days ago
    Thank you for the explanation, I appreciate it! And good luck on your preparations for your CCSK :)

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    Jenna Morrison
    Training Department Intern
    Cloud Security Alliance
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  • 7.  RE: Serverless Computing vs. Cloud Computing

    Posted 9 days ago
    Thank you this looks interesting!

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    Jenna Morrison
    Training Department Intern
    Cloud Security Alliance
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  • 8.  RE: Serverless Computing vs. Cloud Computing

    CSA Instructor
    Posted 10 days ago
    For a fuller example of a working server-less architecture, have a look at this blogpost (Cloud Native small tutorial).
    Explanations, and actual code, running on Google Cloud Platform.

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    Peter HJ van Eijk
    CCSK & CCAK trainer
    https://www.clubcloudcomputing.com/
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  • 9.  RE: Serverless Computing vs. Cloud Computing

    Posted 9 days ago
    Thank you, this looks like a good resource!

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    Jenna Morrison
    Training Department Intern
    Cloud Security Alliance
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