In a world of choosing between calling someone else’s function or a function of our own, certain topics like integration and vendor lock-in are starting to look very different. The same concerns still stand but it will become much easier to build a function to replace another and the overall degree of compatibility of the whole software ecosystem is likely to increase.
Serverless architecture has fast become a hot topic in tech, thanks partly to its promise of drastically reducing your time-to-market. Nonetheless, many IT leaders remain cautious about serverless because of their fears over vendor lock-in. In this article, I’ll explore the realities of what lock-in means in the context of serverless — and propose strategies to minimize your risks.