In the late 1990s, there was unprecedented fanfare around Linux, and eventually, it took over the industry as the leading server operating system.
Today, Linux and virtualization underpin the cloud and have a bigger footprint than ever before.
It’s more or less taken for granted that they provide the foundations for what we do in cloud computing.
We believe the next evolution in that methodology is actually integration as code, where services and applications are integrated via declarative APIs and become part of the automated process that deploys infrastructure.
The Gartner Hype Cycle, a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, forecast in 2017 that it would take two to five years for serverless to move from a point of inflated expectations to a plateau of productivity.