February 8, 2020

Personal computing with a serverless and multi-cloud infrastructure

Back in 2015, I wrote a short note about my new technology setup hello-world. Here is a summary of the changes since then. Infrastructure and hosting: Cloudflare as primary proxy/protection/cache, I previously used Nginx on my server as a proxy. Cloudflare workers for static sites. Cloudflare’s low-latency workers (cold start 5 ms) using javascript/wasm distributed via CDN. Key-Value storage for static assets. Google Cloud Functions for minor functionality. The latency of cloud functions can be high with high cold starts (Often 1 second or more), and their model for scalability allows for less in-memory optimization. Read more

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