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Google has released an alpha of Cloud Functions, a managed Node.js environment that is reminiscent of Amazon Web Services (AWS)'s Lambda. A Google Cloud Function is written in JavaScript and uploaded to Google's service. You can then call the function in one of four ways: Pub/Sub triggers using Google's message bus, called …

  1. Lusty

    Awareness

    " do not need to be aware of the servers on which the service runs"

    It's funny how often cloud providers say this but it almost always turns out that customers do need to be aware of the configuration in order to properly design highly available solutions. Failure modes are still important in the cloud and there is a frightening lack of information about them and an even worse level of "just don't worry Mr customer".

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