The heart of serverless is to power innovation and developer productivity by lowering barriers to entry like cost, complexity, and time-to-market. It promises simplicity, speed to get started, instant scalability, and best practices by default. According to our litmus test, a service is serverless if it checks all of the following:
1. Nothing to provision, nothing to manage
2. Usage-based pricing with no minimums
3. Ready with a single API call
4. No planned downtime
5. No instances
This is the standard to which we hold all of our services. It's why our driving mantra is "Believe in serverless". Read more about the true definition of serverless on our blog about it.