Episode #19

Serverless vs Self-hosted

In this episode, I share my experience of building a virtual event platform with thousands of concurrent users using serverless infrastructure.

I compare it to self-hosted systems, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each, and explain why serverless systems are my preferred choice.

πŸ‘ Pros of Serverless systems

  • Auto-scales
  • Less infrastructure management
  • Built-in security & redudancy

πŸ‘Ž Cons of Serverless systems

  • Unpredictable costs
  • Cold-start latency
  • Vendor lock-in

πŸ‘ Pros of Self-hosted infrastructure

  • Simple cost structure
  • Full data control
  • Customization and flexibility

πŸ‘Ž Cons of Self-hosted infrastructure

  • Capacity planning
  • Maintenance & redundancy complexity
  • Admin & security expertise

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