Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, revealed that Microsoft is offering core technology to support serverless computing and containers as part of its DevOps strategy, at the Microsoft Build 2017 conference.
He explained how Microsoft’s container approach, using continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD), has played a massive role in the company’s developer strategy, which combines testing developments.
“DevOps is supplemented by serverless computing, because it frees up IT operations staff and developers from having to set up and tune systems,” Nadella proclaimed.
“It will be the core of the future of distributed computing.”
Technology demonstration to inspire developers
Microsoft broadcasted a preview of its Azure Functions Visual Studio tool extension at the conference, to assist developers in building serverless apps, to inspire developers to use the tool into development flows.
“Azure Application insights support for Azure Functions preview provides telemetry information about codes, enabling developers to measure performance and detect issues with serverless apps,” added Vice President of the cloud and enterprise group at Microsoft, Scott Guthrie.
“The serverless computing preview extends Azure Functions to the cloud, so developers can leverage the serverless programming model on premises.”
The technology company also publicised a range of other technologies to help with transitions, including updates to its artificial intelligence (AI) offerings and database technology.
Edited from source by Leah Alger