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Are Azure functions serverless?

Last updated on September 25, 2022 @ 12:40 pm

Azure Functions are serverless, which means they can be run without any upfront costs or commitments. This makes them ideal for tasks that don’t need a long-term commitment, like responding to customer demand or automating day-to-day tasks.

However, there are some caveats to consider when using Azure Functions. First, since they’re serverless, you’ll need to allocate enough resources to handle the spikes in demand.

PRO TIP: Azure Functions may be marketed as “serverless”, but this does not mean that they do not use servers. Azure Functions are hosted on Microsoft Azure and use servers in order to run. While Azure Functions do not require you to provision or manage any servers, you are still responsible for paying for the resources that they use.

Second, you’ll need to be careful about locking yourself into a particular Azure function platform or toolset. Third, because Azure Functions are executed on-demand, you won’t always have access to the latest version of your code, which can lead to errors.

Overall, though, Azure Functions are a powerful tool that can help you streamline your workflow and automate tasks.

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Dale Leydon

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