Why Serverless and fourTheorem?
We believe serverless has the power to pave the way for extraordinary technology-led business transformation. We've reached an inflection point that requires businesses to dramatically accelerate cloud migration and modernise in order to seed the foundations for end-to-end digital transformation. Technology choice matters and the technology landscape is changing fast.... Modern Application Development is about the right combination of the latest technologies and practices. Increasingly, this means the adoption of serverless technology.
At fourTheorem, we believe that the business case for serverless is clear. It enables organisations to focus more on business value and less on undifferentiated technical 'busy work', whilst reducing operational costs, management overhead and shortening development lifecycles.
Serverless represents an industry shift to truly commoditised, utility computing. We are expert at architecting, developing and supporting serverless systems on the AWS Cloud. We default to Serverless to reduce complexity- but we don't dictate it. Talk to us and we'll help figure out the best approach for your business.
Realising the benefits of serverless comes with its own challenges. A lot of learning and decision making is required to get a production-grade system deployed and running on AWS. This is why we develop and maintain:
- SLIC Starter - serverless accelerator, here on GitHub
- SLIC Watch - observability accelerator, here on GitHub
- The Middy middleware engine, here on GitHub
We use SLIC to accelerate our serverless project engagements. Read about some of our customer successes here.
We regularly speak at meet-ups and conferences on all things serverless. Check out some of our talks here.
Our experience and insight mean we can work with you to innovate much faster using the right technologies that are fit for your purpose.
The four pillars of a modern serverless application
fourTheorem’s founders are leaders in microservices and serverless. We have published books and papers on these subjects and we have successful deployments under our belt.
What does this mean for you?
Continuous Integration & Deployment (CI/CD)
CI/CD is about automating every step in the build, test and deployment of your system. fourTheorem deliver on this practice for all our projects. Why is this an essential part of modern application development?
The concept of DevOps means breaking down the barriers between development and operations, deployment and operations. It allows the full team to take ownership of a feature from concept to running in production. You move faster by removing the communication bottlenecks. DevOps done right means using Infrastructure as Code. What does that look like for you?
We are not just about getting your system into production fast. Observability is about everything that happens afterwards. After all, that’s the most important part, when you are delivering value to your end users. Observability is the practice of ensuring you build software in a way that gives you full insight on what is happening when it runs.
Whilst Serverless is much more than just Function as a Service (FaaS), AWS Lambda is the key capability underpinning modern application stacks.
At fourTheorem, we are experienced with using Lambda not only as a means of rapidly building Serverless Microservice platforms, but also as a tool for for solving a multitude of use cases. For example:
- Integration with external APIs
- Ingesting and processing IoT sensor data
- Constructing data analysis pipelines
- Management and orchestration of Machine Learning systems
- Integration and extension of legacy compute platforms
- Transformation of monolithic systems to distributed Microservice architectures
- High performance, high scale, real time compute workloads
In a nutshell, the benefits to you are
Faster to Market
fourTheorem's expertise in modern application development allows you to take ownership of services and make updates quicker.
Innovation at Speed
Modular architecture reduces the risk of change in any individual service. Reduced maintenance = more time to experiment.
Fully automated continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) lets you go way faster without the risk.
Pay-for-value pricing of Serverless services can dramatically reduce running and maintenance costs, as well as undifferentiated work.