The hidden costs of serverless

  • API Gateways tend to be a huge chunk of your serverless costs when you connect to a lot of APIs.
  • The switch to serverless may not be worth it if data storage and networking are the largest chunks of your application’s costs.
  • Two unknown costs of moving to serverless come in the shape of code maintenance and cold starts.
  • Assess the cost of extra code maintenance and the extra time spent switching to serverless.
  • Look for the pricing advantages of serverless providers that suit you best.
  • Utilize the free tiers from vendors. Sometimes they will be enough for you to run smaller workloads.

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