Published on February 26, 2019

Praqma joins the RADON project

Unlocking the Benefits of Serverless FaaS for the European Software Industry

Praqma is proud to announce that we will be part of an exciting EU research project to unlock the benefits of serverless FaaS for the European software industry. RADON (Rational decomposition and orchestration for serverless computing) is funded by the European Union within Horizon 2020.

Broadening the adoption of serverless computing technologies

Emerging serverless computing technologies, such as function-as-a-service (FaaS) offerings, enable developers to virtualize the internal logic of an application, simplifying management of cloud native applications and allowing cost savings through billing and scaling at the level of individual function calls. Serverless computing is therefore rapidly shifting the attention of software vendors to the problem of developing cloud applications that can use these platforms.

RADON aims at creating a DevOps framework to create and manage microservices-based applications that can optimally exploit serverless computing technologies. RADON applications will include fine-grained and independently deployable microservices that can efficiently exploit FaaS and container technologies. The end goal is to broaden the adoption of serverless computing technologies within the European software industry. The methodology will strive to tackle complexity, harmonize the abstraction and actuation of action-trigger rules, avoid FaaS lock-in, and optimize decomposition and reuse through model-based FaaS-enabled development and orchestration.

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Praqma contributes with technical expertise and knowledge sharing experience

Contributing to open source projects, working at the forefront of software development and sharing knowledge with the community and students are part of Praqma’s DNA. Joining this project will give us the opportunity to do all of those things.

Within this academic project Praqma will provide industry perspective and a use case from one of our services - Managed DevOps. We will take the lead in defining the adoption and customization methodology, provide support for appropriate CI/CD tools (e.g., Jenkins), and build related continuous testing and delivery configurations.

Praqma will help to publicize the project through its strong industry network and at our regular events. We will be involved in creating a demo and training materials and sharing the learnings from this project with students and professionals through training courses. This is an exciting project and we are proud to be part of it. We hope that you’ll be interested in hearing more about it, and join our future events.

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