Re: Costs are not apples-to-apples
Finally someone with a brain that isn't just ranting in the comments.
I've personally take multinational organisations through PoC's using services like Lambda and it almost always, always works out a lot cheaper - key examples:
PoC looking at migrating Wordpress fleet(over 2000 sites on servers) to Lambda - saved a ton cash, improved site speed for virtually every user across the globe, reduced complexity and therefore the number of problems.
Multimillion company launch with A LOT of users all coming online after an announcement at a huge conference, no scaling issues, worked like a dream.
I could go on for a quite a while here but I'm going to with the examples.
As Geebee rightly points out Serverless also reduces personnel requirements massively for businesses.
Also from a Node perspective, the services I've designed are really easy to work with no crazy config, no docker containers, just Node 8.10, Gulp, Serverless, Jest, CircleCI
Note I don't dislike Docker but when people are trying to replicate a server locally it almost always never works, so then go to docker which is great but it's more complex - I once had to spend 6 days trying to configure my env at a well-known gambling org, simply because the docker setup was complex and staff churn meant nobody had documented it.
This "research" and I use the term loosely seems to confuse the purpose of Lambda, they seem to have deliberately picked things that nobody in their right mind would try and use it for and then said "Hey Lambda is crap" - it's not and it's changing the way we develop applications for the better.