Introducing Redpoint’s FaaS Landscape

Astasia Myers
Oct 4, 2017 · 4 min read
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This year Gartner added serverless to its “Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies,” reflecting the explosion of interest in Function-as-a-Service (FaaS). Gartner categorizes serverless as being in the initial cycle phase, “innovation trigger,” and we agree. AWS Lambda was a breakthrough technology that catalyzed innovation and led to a proliferation of FaaS-focused initiatives, but it remains early. From open source projects to commercial software, we hope our landscape sheds light on the cornucopia of offerings and provides clarity on how they interrelate.

We identified over 50 FaaS solutions within the ecosystem. The vast majority are open source and many are supported by a pre-existing business like Platform9’s Fission. As the market matures we expect to see an increasing number of commercial offerings beyond FaaS platforms from hyperscale cloud providers. While Gartner forecasts mainstream serverless adoption being 3–5 years away, we believe it will become more widespread in 2–3 year, and the solutions showcased above demonstrate the great promise of the emerging technology.

Please note that this landscape is a living document that will continue to evolve along with the market and will be hosted on GitHub. We appreciate feedback, and it can be sent to We look forward to hearing from you!






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