Info Sharing Blog

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Serverless Computing in Google Cloud.

June 20, 2019 Posted by jaacostan
Google Cloud Platform offers two server-less computing options and they are App Engine and Cloud Functions.

App Engine is used for applications and containers that run for extended periods of time, such as a website back-end or a custom application for some specific functions/requirements.

Cloud Functions is a platform for running code in response to an event, such as uploading a file or adding a message to a message queue. This server-less option works well when you need to respond to an event by running a short process coded in a function or by calling a longer-running application that might be running on a Virtual Machine, managed cluster, or App Engine.

And what is a Managed Cluster?
A cluster consists of at least one cluster master machine and multiple worker machines called nodes. Nodes are Compute Engine virtual machine (VM) instances that run the Kubernetes processes necessary to make them part of the cluster.