Akka Serverless to offer secure and flexible solutions for building cloud-native services

Akka Serverless

Lightbend, a platform for cloud-native microservice frameworks, has announced the general availability of Akka Serverless Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). This service allows the development of cloud-native apps employing any programming language and mitigates the requirement for databases in deploying business-critical applications.

Founder and CEO of Lightbend, Jonas Bonér went on to say that:

For the last few months, Akka Serverless’ beta has definitively proven its value to our participating customers. We’re thrilled to bring this new approach to the rest of the world, starting today. This superior model for cloud native development can now enable many more complex applications to be built using the serverless model, such as IoT platforms, real-time financial services, modern eCommerce systems, streaming media, internet-based gaming, factory automation, telemedicine, and more.

Akka Serverless reiterates Lightbend's aim of supporting developer needs for creating APIs and cloud-native services. It has now also incorporated new features and upgrades such as production SDK support of Scala and Typescript and feature upgraded community support for Python, EU POP (dev mode), security upgrades, and new state models including Replicated Entities (CRDTs).

Adding to the existing security measures such as end-to-end encryption for data at rest and in transit, Akka Serverless now supports secure authentication and authorization of API/Service endpoints by means of JSON web tokens (JWT) as well.

Google Cloud's Developer Advocate James Ward highlighted the fact that Akka Serverless runs on Google Cloud, saying that:

Organizations are increasingly seeking out solutions that easily enable the development of cloud native applications. We’re pleased to have Akka Serverless running on Google Cloud to provide customers with secure and flexible solutions for building out their cloud native services.

Akka Serverless provides businesses with the backend infrastructure that supports complex applications without the personnel requirements needed for a traditional Akka Platform deployment. It also supplies increased velocity for the business in a cost-effective manner with existing developers and serverless cloud infrastructure.

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