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5 Benefits of Building Serverless Applications


When building serverless, developers can build and run applications without having to manage the infrastructure. In fact, the management is now taken care of by AWS. They take care of the servers and handle provisioning, maintaining, patching, scheduling, and scaling the server infrastructure.

By utilizing the AWS Cloud services, our developers can fully focus on writing the code for your application. Once deployed, serverless applications respond to demand and automatically scale up and down as needed. As a result, you do not pay for idle capacity, and instead, only pay for the resources required to run the application when those resources are utilized.

There is a multitude of benefits when building serverless, but the following are our highlights:

Move from idea to market, faster

Eliminate operational overhead so the developers can deploy quickly, get feedback, and get to market faster. Serverless is easier to deploy since it doesn’t take weeks or months to provision the needed resources — we can now do it in a matter of days, hours, or even minutes.

Lower your costs

With a pay-as-you-go pricing model, resource utilization is automatically optimized and you do not have to pay for idle capacity. There is no need to pre-or over-provision capacity for things like computing and storage. In short, there is no charge when your code is not running.

Build better applications, easier

Serverless applications have built-in service integrations, such as API Management, messaging, or workflows, so you can focus on building your application instead of configuring it. The user interface and experience of the application are crucial to your company and customers that use it. With the time we save by having the infrastructure management heavily reduced, we can focus more on the UI/UX and functionality of your application.

Better scalability

You don’t need to worry about whether the server can handle the load of users of your application. With technologies that automatically scale from zero to peak demands, you can adapt to customer needs faster than ever and without worry.

High availability

We build serverless applications with availability in mind and make sure the applications can continue operating properly in the event of failure of some components. Although the services running the applications provide these capabilities by default, we use our expertise to build applications as efficiently as possible.


How does Miracle Mill build serverless?

For every serverless solution, we use a standard set of AWS services:

  • AWS Lambda is a computing service that runs small pieces of code in response to events and can automatically manage computing resources,
  • AWS S3 is a storage service and allows the storage of data objects of any sort and flat files in the cloud. It is secure, scalable, and durable,
  • AWS API Gateway is used to create, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs,
  • AWS DynamoDB is a scalable NoSQL data store that is used to manage distributed replicas of data for high availability,
  • AWS CloudFront provides a way to distribute content to end-users with low latency and high data transfer speeds.

Based on the requirements of the solution, we may extend or reduce the services to meet these requirements and expectations of the end-user.

A great example of how we implement serverless and this set of AWS services is Teevolution. This implementation resulted in significant cost reduction and an optimized flow of the customer journey and digital experience. Teevolution now has a guided onboarding process through personalized e-mail and SMS messages after clients book a time. Teevolution also has regular e-mail marketing campaigns being sent out to continue to engage their clients.

As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, we have access to opportunities and tools which help us to provide better support to our clients. This, combined with our proven way of working, can ensure that we provide clients with reliable serverless solutions.

Do you want to find out what building serverless can mean for you?
Have your application running in no time, lower your costs, and don’t worry about scalability or availability of your application. Contact us today and find out!

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