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Migrating a Service from a Container to Serverless

As serverless gains traction, the desire to experiment with moving from containers to serverless is undoubtedly growing. In this hands-on lab, we will review a few of the many things to consider when looking to adapt an application for serverless, specifically AWS Lambda. We will also explore the use of the distro-agnostic Serverless Framework to aid in our refactoring and application deployment.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Jan 28, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create an Access Key/Secret Key

    Use IAM to create an access key and a secret key for use with the Serverless Framework.

  2. Challenge

    Install Packages

    Globally install the serverless package with npm, then install serverless-http to the project.

  3. Challenge

    Refactor the Application

    Export the application in app.js and comment out the port assignment line.

  4. Challenge

    Use the Serverless Framework

    Use the Serverless Framework to create template handler.js and serverless.yml files, then update these files to reference the application and use serverless-http.

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