The Idea Behind Serverless Design

Have you ever wondered if you should be adopting serverless software design methodologies?

In a public cloud such as AWS, Serverless methods provide compute functions without having to reserve compute servers – and you are charged only for execution time. Serverless means no more EC2 to maintain, and transferring some responsibilities to AWS such as scalability and high availability. Serverless helps to reduce company sysops cost. Eliminating the need for EC2 or colocation servers means you won’t be billed 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Serverless helps reduce IT infrastructure cost. 

The Serverless method is THE “Cloud-Native” approach to efficiently run software in the cloud, and helps companies with agile CI/CD, provides effortless scale up / scale down, and keeps their cost low.

Low costs ?

You are only charged for the execution time of the serverless software components at runtime; your application needn’t reserve compute or your team manage independent server instances. Serverless applications are natively easier to deploy, and accelerate application enhancements and delivery.

Thanks to the pay-per-use model you only pay what is required – and at the scale necessary at the moment; if your application is idle there is no compute to be charged for. No  instances necessarily need to be running to host your application.

Performance & Scalability

Serverless in AWS in particular provides extremely high scalability (up and down) with the performance you require. AWS Serverless services handle the infrastructure for you, Well architected serverless applications using API Gateway, AWS Lambda, and other AWS services scale in response to the incoming load.


With Lambda and serverless architectures, rather than implementing application security through things like antivirus/malware software, file integrity monitoring, intrusion detection/prevention systems, firewalls, etc., you ensure security best practices through writing secure application code and following AWS security best practices for each of the services your serverless environment integrates with

Serverless Services Available in AWS

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Compute Services:

  • AWS Lambda to run code.
  • AWS Fargate to run containers on AWS ECS or AWS EKS.

Application integration:

  • Amazon EventBridge to deliver streams of data from your application to AWS services.
  • AWS Step Functions to coordinate multiple AWS services into serverless workflows.
  • Amazon SQS is a fully managed message queue.
  • Amazon SNS is fully managed pub/sub messaging, SMS, email and mobile push notifications.
  • Amazon API Gateway to manage Websocket APIs.
  • AWS AppSync to manage GraphQL APIs.

Data Store:

  • Amazon S3 to store any amount of data, files, folders, etc.
  • Amazon DynamoDB, a key-value and document database.
  • Amazon RDS Proxy to increase scalability, resilience and security for Amazon RDS.
  • Amazon Aurora Serverless to automatically scale.

Miscellaneous Tools:

  • Terraform: A tool that allows you to describe your cloud infrastructure with the HCL language.
  • Serverless: Serverless JavaScript is a framework that comprises all or part of an application, is only run when requested, and is not hosted on proprietary servers.
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As an Advanced Consulting AWS Partner, TrackIt is able to help you in a broad range of infrastructure and application areas that can help you build and maintain rock-solid Cloud Native applications and AWS infrastructure.


Serverless software design methodologies have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. By adopting serverless methods, companies can reduce IT infrastructure costs, improve performance and scalability, and increase security.

AWS provides a range of serverless services, including compute services like AWS Lambda and AWS Fargate, application integration services like Amazon EventBridge and AWS Step Functions, and data store services like Amazon S3 and Amazon DynamoDB.

In addition, there are a variety of tools available, such as Terraform and the Serverless framework, to help companies build and maintain their serverless environments.

As an advanced consulting AWS partner, companies like Trackit can assist in a wide range of infrastructure and application areas, ensuring that companies can build and maintain robust and reliable cloud-native applications and AWS infrastructure. Overall, serverless is a great option for companies looking to improve their cloud infrastructure and reduce costs.

About TrackIt

TrackIt is an Amazon Web Services Advanced Consulting Partner specializing in cloud management, consulting, and software development solutions based in Marina del Rey, CA.

TrackIt specializes in Modern Software Development, DevOps, Infrastructure-As-Code, Serverless, CI/CD, and Containerization with specialized expertise in Media & Entertainment workflows, High-Performance Computing environments, and data storage.

TrackIt’s forté is cutting-edge software design with deep expertise in containerization, serverless architectures, and innovative pipeline development. The TrackIt team can help you architect, design, build and deploy a customized solution tailored to your exact requirements.

In addition to providing cloud management, consulting, and modern software development services, TrackIt also provides an open-source AWS cost management tool that allows users to optimize their costs and resources on AWS.

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