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Discussion on: Misconceptions of Serverless: 5 Things You Thought AWS Lambda Did… But It Doesn’t.

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Lou — Cloud Engineer Author • Edited

Yeah I think a lot of these difficulties only show up under quite large scale scenarios, so most might blissfully be unaware. But of course there are many large scale companies thinking that serverless will solve all of their scale related problems. And of course, the cloud vendors aren't going to be shouting about the difficulties.

At a certain scale the "physics" of the underlying servers does come back into play and we're making similar trade-off's that you make with a regular server architecture, such as looking at provisioning, DDOS protection, etc. Maybe at some point it will be truly magically hands-off, but until that point there are a few more things we need to consider when we're adopting.