Using Google Cloud Run

Google Cloud Run is Google’s new Serverless Container as a Service (CaaS) product. Serverless is a term with many meanings; in this case, it means your containers will scale to 0 running instances when no requests come into your service for a while.

Having 0 instances of quiet services means a service provider can afford to be a bit smarter with their pricing, only charging you when requests are hitting your application, and not charging you at all for the servers that do the scaling.

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Internally it’s built on top of Knative (pronounced “Kay-native”). Knative is an open source platform for building Functions as a Service (FaaS) services on Kubernetes, so perhaps we will see extensions in that direction in the future from Google. You could build a version of this on a private cloud by deploying Knative and using the “kn” client, what makes this different is that you’re not paying for the idle capacity on the Kubernetes cluster….. Continue

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