It's not just Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure that are promoting a serverless paradigm for computing, in which clouds simply execute snippets of code without bothering developers with provisioning underlying infrastructure.
Several emerging projects are delivering the serverless model independent of the hyper-scalers, including on-premises.
Open source frameworks like Nuclio, OpenWhisk, Fission, and Iron.IO. are gearing to revolutionize how enterprise software developers architect applications that span the cloud, corporate data centers, and edge environments.
Industry luminaries expect serverless to have a big year.
Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, described serverless at the AWS re:Invent conference in November as the "next generation of how we're going to build systems."