Definitions

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  • adj. Not involving a server; composed only of clients.

Etymologies

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server +‎ -less

Examples

  • In this live Webcast, you'll hear how IT organizations are gaining the ability to completely virtualize their branch office operations, achieving a "serverless" state that eliminates redundant hardware and software, while slashing maintenance costs and IT complexity.

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  • As the requirement for additional services in the "serverless" branch expands, virtualization is key to avoiding box proliferation. "

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  • It is not Web based but rather on a massively scalable serverless P2P architecture based.

    The Ultimate Men with Pens Guide to Twitter

  • Some sites like Justin.tv and Mogulus have been using Amazon to go “serverless.”

    No Signal at Live Video Startup Operator11

  • They have a serverless solution sharing information through a peer to peer network.

    Collanos Launch Pad

  • Get a reality check from Aswath on this whole P2P serverless VoIP thing.

    Commoditization comes to PBX

  • Mitch Kapor and the Open Source Applications Foundation have released the first public alpha of Chandler, the serverless, P2P mailer/calendar/PIM that looks more and more like an application framework for displacing the OS as the primary tool of info-management -- I * already* use my mailer as a database layered on top of my OS, since I email almost everything I do to someone, somewhere.

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  • Some market niches will adopt serverless to avoid the expense of purshasing, deploying, and managing servers.

    Serverless VoIP Ain’t All That

  • Logicom IP DECT telephones with built-in gateways, powered by Popular Telephony Peerio(TM) serverless telephony middleware, will allow consumers to choose between making calls from their telephones over their existing PSTN carrier or via a broadband IP network (e.g. cable or ADSL) without the need for an additional subscription from an IP telephony service provider.

    Peerio, a Skype challenger?

  • Given these issues, it is useful to understand why a serverless architecture is preferable or in other words, whether centralized servers are inherently evil.

    Serverless VoIP Ain’t All That

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