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Discussion on: Serverless cold start is not a problem – and here is why (for most applications)

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Tommy Long

Node on a VPC is still up to 10 seconds.

Pretty much a problem across the board with AWS Lambda behind VPC.

VPC adds about 5-10 seconds as the virtual network adaptor gets provisioned

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Max Katz Author

Agree, 5-10 seconds delay is not good (although probably OK for background processing that runs periodically). Without VPC, Node is much faster.