Cloudy With A Chance of Brain - Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth

Going Serverless, with the Burning Monk

July 20, 2021 Cloudsoft Season 1 Episode 3
Cloudy With A Chance of Brain - Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth
Going Serverless, with the Burning Monk
Show Notes

Yan Cui (aka Twitter's The Burning Monk) is goldmine of knowledge when it comes to Serverless Architectures. But what is Serverless? And where did the inspiration for his Twitter handle come from? Aled and Alasdair spoke to him to find out...

To Yan going Serverless makes "all the sense in the world" and he has been an AWS Service Hero since 2018. With experience spanning e-commerce, streaming, gaming and social media platforms we had plenty to talk about!

What kinds of applications are suited to serverless? How do you get started? And why should you consider adopting a serverless architecture? These questions, and more, answered in this week's podcast!

Learn more about Serverless on AWS here.

Connect with Yan Cui here, read his blog here and find out more about his Production-Ready Serverless workshops here.

About the hosts

Aled Sage (VP Engineering at Cloudsoft) brings 20 years of experience developing distributed applications, mostly in the enterprise sector. Particular areas of interest include devops, automation, cloud, concurrency and distributed systems. Prior to joining Cloudsoft, Aled was Chief Architect at Enigmatec Corporation. He holds a PhD (Computer Science) from the University of St Andrews.

Connect with Aled

Alasdair Hodge (Principal Engineer and Solutions Architect at Cloudsoft) is a leading
authority in cloud, software applications and automation across all major cloud platforms, he has been engaged in the design and optimisation of cloud services in banking and finance and other service-based sectors such as telecoms, electronic design and supply-chain automation for over 12 years.

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About Cloudsoft

Cloudsoft specialise in applications, automation and the cloud. Our top-down, application-centric approach is what sets us apart and empowers our customers to tame their IT estates and drive real business value.

Our public cloud IT transformation expertise is embedded our Tempo cloud services, helping our clients to transform faster and exploit the benefits of cloud. We’re an active contributor to the Apache Brooklyn open source project, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with Well-Architected, Microsoft Workloads, DevOps Competencies, a FinOps Foundation Member and a FinOps Certified Service Provider.

Our flagship AMP software is a Digital Platform Conductor, enabling customers in Banking, Defence and other heavily regulated industries to cut through the complexity of their estates. This maximises value from their technology investments, drives down costs and reduces risks. Cloudsoft AMP is the only product which strategically manages applications throughout their lifecycles across hybrid infrastructures, regardless of environment or location.

We're based in Edinburgh, UK, but work with clients around the world.