Understanding Vercel Functions

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Vercel Functions is a serverless computing platform that allows developers to run code in response to user traffic without managing infrastructure, provisioning servers, or handling hardware. It offers several advantages over traditional infrastructure, including secure and always up-to-date environments, predictable performance, high availability, automatic downscaling and deprovisioning, real-time usage and spend controls, and out-of-the-box observability. Vercel Functions also integrates with its own observability suite for build and runtime logs, advanced traffic monitoring, and support for OpenTelemetry (OTEL) tracing. With automatic scaling, high availability, cost efficiency, and built-in security, Vercel Functions abstract away many operational complexities associated with managing infrastructure, allowing developers to focus on building great products without worrying about the underlying infrastructure.


Date published
July 5, 2024

Lee Robinson

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