Cloudflare Takes On AWS Lambda@Edge With A Cheaper And Faster Serverless Platform

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Cloudflare, the web security and CDN company has announced Workers Unbound, a revamped version of its Workers serverless platform. 

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According to Cloudflare, Workers Unbound allows developers to run complicated computing workloads across the Cloudflare network and pay only for what they use. In addition to being more flexible, Cloudflare Workers Unbound can save users up to 75 percent for the same workloads running on legacy, centralized serverless platforms such as AWS Lambda.
Cloudflare launched the Workers serverless platform in 2017 to enable developers to run functions written in Javascript in its edge computing network. Cloudflare has a footprint in 200 cities across 100 countries with its point of presence (PoP). The code deployed on the Workers platform is instantly pushed to all PoP locations within seconds. This ability of running code at the edge location closer to the consumer enhances the user experience by reducing the latency. 

Amazon launched a similar service branded as Lambda@Edge at the re:Invent event in 2017. Like Cloudflare Workers, Lambda@Edge runs on the servers that are a part of Amazon CloudFront service, a content delivery network from AWS. In August 2019, Lambda@Edge gained support for Python 3.7 code. 
The revamped version of Cloudfare Workers is …

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