Stacks on Stacks

Stacks on Stacks is a serverless technology blog by Stackery.
Process Improvements, best practices, Team Mechanics, People Management

The people side of serverless adoption

By Marketing

Making the technology transition to serverless architecture is a frequent topic these days. Less frequently discussed is the human component of this change, but it's an equally important topic. Aligning your organization's people to your technology transition is a critical component in a successful serverless strategy. Read on ..
Process Improvements, best practices, Serverless

What's your serverless maturity level?

By Marketing

In talking with hundreds of early-adopting companies in the serverless space, we've seen a clear pattern emerge in how companies embrace serverless architectures. Whether you're just beginning to evaluate a FaaS (Function-as-a-Service) architecture, or have already transitioned large portions of your application to AWS Lambda (or related FaaS offerings), it can be helpful to get a sense of where your organization lines up on the serverless maturity scale. Read on ..
Process Improvements, best practices, Serverless

The Serverless Learning Curve

By Marketing

Like all new technologies, there's a lot of hype around FaaS-style "serverless" architectures. You may have heard of the many benefits of serverless: faster time to market, lower infrastructure costs, and impressive scalability. While all true (and enormously advantageous), it's important to identify some of the challenges of this new infrastructure approach. Read on ..
Process Improvements, DevOps, best practices, Serverless, cloud infrastructure

The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of Serverless

By Marketing

Stackery is all about serverless, but when I started working here, I had never even heard of the term before. Since starting, I have been hounded by friends and family to explain what Stackery does, which always leads to questions about serverless that I didn’t know the answer to. Two months into the job, I’ve decided it is time to answer some of those questions for myself and others who might be new to the space. I now present to you the 5 W’s of serverless: Who? What? When? Where? And Why? Read on ..
Process Improvements, People Management

Marital Counseling: Ops and Dev

By Marketing

For the sake of simplicity, let's ignore the idea of DevOps for a minute, and, to use an analogy, talk about Development and Operations as two partners in a marriage. Like all marriages, this one started happily. Read on ..
Process Improvements, Team Mechanics, People Management

Bringing Shadow IT into the Fold

By Marketing

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, says that "every business will become a software business." Indeed, it's not a stretch to see how software is enabling businesses, across the full spectrum of industries, to innovate faster and create new value for their customers and shareholders. What may be less readily apparent is that even within these organizations, more and more teams are embracing software-enabled transformation of their methods and processes, well beyond the traditionally product-driven IT group. This phenomena of departments as varied as finance, marketing, R&D, and business intelligence embracing software to accelerate their organizational value is what we refer to as "Shadow IT." Read on ..
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