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Serverless: Gatekeeping and Profit Margins

In the beginning, we had servers behind a load balancer. Each server of a given kind (api servers, frontend servers, etc) had the same set of processes running on them, and each application bound to the same statically allocated port on every server. This worked well! Over time we wanted to take better advantage of our often under utilized servers, and adjusting our CPU to memory to IOPS ratio during the three years SKU depreciation cycle wasn’t fast enough as our system architectures continued to quickly evolve.
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