The Costs of Zero Maintenance: The Financial Aspect
Serverless Containers is first of all a tradeoff between running costs and maintenance costs. Besides the technical limitations, the financial aspect should be considered as well. A fully managed / Serverless Compute transforms the varied future costs of unknown maintenance, to a known fixed cost of zero maintenance paid for for now. Money invested into a system’s resilience. The price difference between running a Servereless Container and directly on EC2 is what I call a premium.