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Efficiency, flexibility, and scalability are the hallmarks of truly transformative technology. As businesses adapt to competitive markets and pandemic-related challenges, many businesses have been transitioning to serverless frameworks to achieve these markers of success.

Craig Adam, CTO and co-founder of Propra, was recently featured in the Harvest Builders Tech Talk series to speak on serverless event-driven architecture and how this method of computing is changing the game for businesses across industries, including Propra’s own suite of property management tools.

What is serverless architecture? 

Serverless architecture, also known as serverless computing or function as a service (FaaS), is vital to scaling many of the big brand businesses we encounter every day, from Nordstrom to Netflix. Even your favourite soft drinks from Coca-Cola are produced with serverless architecture! Simply put:

Serverless architecture is a way for companies to operate their applications and services without having to manage the underlying infrastructure.

As Craig Adam puts it, “serverless architecture lets you focus on the part of an application that you add value to.” Third-party cloud services take care of executing infrastructure – running storage systems and databases so that developers have more time to focus on coding what really drives impact for the business.

How serverless architecture is opening up tech

Switching to a cloud computing service means shifting a developer’s focus to being creative and taking applications to the next level, rather than managing operating systems and dealing with other backend headaches. 

Serverless architecture reduces operational costs with a pay-for-what-you-use model and decreases network issues by outsourcing server management. This comes with greater scalability as use is based on demand, so servers will be used only as needed, responding to low or high request volumes without any change in functionality. 

How does Propra use serverless architecture?

At Propra, we use serverless Amazon Web Services, such as AWS Lambda, to manage the day-to-day operations of our platform. Using AWS ensures we continue to provide optimal efficiency regardless of the size and growth of our client’s portfolio. This means we can avoid costly and time-consuming integrations, and take a fresh approach to the way things have traditionally been done for decades. We can add more doors to our software and offer an instant and seamless experience for Canadian residents in the real estate market. 

Want to learn more about how serverless architecture is enabling growth and scaling? Check out Craig Adam on how serverless architecture creates a scalable backend here:  

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