7–9 November 2016: Conference & Tutorials
9–10 November 2016: Training
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Serverless: The future of software architecture

Peter Sbarski (A Cloud Guru)
17:05–17:45 Monday, 7/11/2016
Reimaging DevOps, security, and infrastructure Cloud, Enterprise Emerald Room & Lounge Audience level: Intermediate
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Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of cloud technologies (in particular AWS and JavaScript/Node.js)

What you'll learn

  • Understand how serverless differs from traditional architectures as well as its major benefits and disadvantages
  • Explore how one company built a serverless system that supports tens of thousands of concurrent users, the challenges it faced, and how it solved them


With the release of AWS Lambda, there has been a sustained movement toward experimentation and the adoption of serverless architectures, which allow developers to build rich, scalable, high-performing, and cost-effective applications without having to maintain traditional multitier backends. In addition to being able to run custom code in a compute service such as Lambda, developers also have access to a dizzying array of powerful, single-purpose services. By composing and combining these services in a loose orchestration, developers can build complex yet easy-to-understand systems.

Drawing on his experience building a large serverless platform, Peter Sbarski explains how to create scalable applications using serverless architecture with AWS Lambda, API Gateway, and other services. Along the way, Peter covers the five principles of serverless architectures, establishing the core concepts that underpin serverless architectures, and describes patterns and practices for setting up, developing, and deploying serverless architectures.

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Peter Sbarski

A Cloud Guru

Peter Sbarski is CTO at Ephemeral Pty Ltd and vice president of engineering at A Cloud Guru. Peter has had an extensive career working with prominent Australian IT companies and has led teams across large enterprise solutions with a focus on web and AWS cloud technologies. Peter’s specialties include backend architecture, microservices, and orchestration of systems. He has a keen interest in and passion for cloud technologies and the emerging subject of serverless architectures. Peter is the author of Serverless Architectures on AWS (Manning, 2016).

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Erich Ackermann
14/11/2016 13:38 CET

Hi Peter,
are you going to publish your slides? I’d be very interested in them.
Best regards, Erich