Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of its serverless application service. After a brief beta testing phase, the AWS Serverless Application Repository, which was first announced in November of 2015, works as an app store where consumers can try out a variety of applications via Lambda, the company’s event-driven computing service.
Lambda's serverless computing service allows AWS to automatically manage the allocation of computing resources. With the service in place, developers no longer have to worry about the hardware and computing infrastructure needed to support the running of their applications. In effect, it significantly makes developers’ jobs a lot easier so they can focus more on what they do best—developing applications.
The public availability of the Lambda ecosystem will now give cloud consumers access to a host of applications and components on the AWS Serverless Application Repository. With this access, consumers can make changes to the apps they deploy without having to write their own code. They can also use the apps found in the repository to complement projects for machine learning, image processing, IoT, and other general processes.
Consumers can also opt to configure, take apart, or even build on and modify these applications. They can even add features that are needed for their business processes or submit pull requests to the app’s authors.
The service also makes it easier for publishers to release their apps on the Serverless Application Repository. Publishers only need to supply a name, description, labels to boost discoverability as well as a README to get new users started.
Amazon likewise revealed the regions where the AWS Serverless Application Repository can be accessed. These are US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), and South America (São Paulo) regions.