Serverless, Redefined with Jason Polites
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Guest Jason Polites joins Stephanie Wong and Bukola Ayodele this week to talk about advances in serverless computing with Cloud Run and how developers and wallets are benefiting.

Cloud Run, a managed service which allows developers to run containers, is now available in all GCP regions, offers increased resource access, global load balancing, and more. Jason tells us how this evolution of Cloud Run has led to the support of bigger, more complicated, and even legacy software fully and efficiently functioning in a serverless environment. The team at Google continues to expand offerings in order to afford the benefits of auto-scaling and other managed services to all workloads. Always On CPU, for example, supports projects with running background functions.

Later, Jason gives us examples of projects that best fit a serverless infrastructure and the cost benefits of using Cloud Run. He offers cost-saving tips for projects, like committed use discounts and auto-scaling limits. Balancing cost efficiency with global reliability is important, and Jason tells us how this is easily achieved with Cloud Run features like scaling to zero.

To limit the barrier to entry for new Cloud Run and container users, Jason and his team have been working on open source build packs. Developers can turn code into a container without creating Docker files. The containers running in Cloud Run are highly portable as well, giving companies the freedom to move their containers freely.

Jason Polites

Jason leads the Serverless Compute product team in Google Cloud, including products like Cloud Run and App Engine.

Cool things of the week
  • Illicit coin mining, ransomware, APTs target cloud users in first Google Cybersecurity Action Team Threat Horizons report blog
  • Microservices architecture on Google Cloud blog
Interview
  • Cloud Run site
  • Cloud Run CPU Allocation docs
  • Run more workloads on Cloud Run with new CPU allocation controls blog
  • Docker site
  • Google Cloud Buildpacks site
  • App Engine site
  • Cloud Functions site
  • GCP Podcast Episode 173: Cloud Run with Steren Giannini and Ryan Gregg podcast
  • GCP Podcast Episode 203: Cloud Run GKE with Donna Malayeri podcast
  • GCP Podcast Episode 261: Full Stack Dart with Tony Pujals and Kevin Moore podcast
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