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Why serverless deployment could be especially valuable to African businesses

Serverless deployments have been around for several years, but now they are gradually beginning to see global adoption, from small developers to large organisations.

 

What is serverless architecture?

Well, in actual fact, there is a server, but it is further abstracted from the user. Once an http request is sent through an application, an instance of the server is created. It runs the request and once the request is returned to the user, the server dies.

This means that for applications that do not need a constant connection to the server, they are charged only for the resources that the incoming requests use. This puts serverless hosting on the pay-as-you-go model.

 

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Vincent Matinde

Vincent Matinde is an international IT Journalist highlighting African innovations in the technology scene.

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