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Slotting serverless into your infrastructure could save you money in the long term, by allowing you to move to a pay-for-what-you-actually-use pricing model. But if you want to save money in the short term, here’s a tip - grab yourself some early-bird tickets for our very own Serverless Computing London conference before they …

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  1. Sierpinski

    At least it's a subtle advertisement.

    Spam Posing as News. Is there a good synonym for 'news' beginning with m? 'media' is a bit too general.

    1. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

      Re: At least it's a subtle advertisement.

      "Spam Posing as News"

      Well, it is for an event we organize - so forgive us for spreading the word on our own things.

      C.

  2. KjetilS

    How many companies *actually* have wildly fluctuating server needs?

    Is it really cheaper to rent space with someone else if you have a fairly steady need and can purchase your own capacity that covers your own needs + maybe a slight buffer?

    You still need to pay for the same capacity with the other company, plus their profit margin.

    1. Ben Tasker Silver badge

      > You still need to pay for the same capacity with the other company, plus their profit margin.

      And factor in that prices will rise whenever they need to show "growth", or otherwise please the shareholders.

      1. c1ue

        Indeed. The real question is whether it is easier to switch cloud providers (servers) than serverless functions. I'd bet on the former, although neither vertical is particularly competitive due to enormous entry barriers.

  3. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

    by allowing you to move to a pay for what you actually use pricing model.

    Offshoring your hardware to the lowest bidder. What could possibly go wrong?

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