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Why Webiny?

Discover the serverless benefits, its challenges and how Webiny overcomes them.

Infrastructure has evolved.
So did the tools we use to build the web.

Webiny makes it easy to build websites, apps and APIs on top of serverless infrastructure like AWS Lambda.

Got 15 minutes? Here is an overview of Webiny by our CEO

Why Serverless

Serverless is making big changes to how we operate, deploy, architect and run applications. By moving to serverless you are estimated to save between 60% and 80% of your infrastructure and maintenance costs.
But there are many other benefits that serverless brings:

Forget about server management

Servers are still there, but they are abstracted away and managed by your cloud provider. They are not your problem anymore, the same goes for load balancers, autoscaling and many other operations.

Stop paying for stuff you don't use

Pay per function execution and not per hour. You no longer need to over-provision and over-pay for infrastructure. Especially in preparation for those periods of peak demand.

Build things faster

Because all you need to do is deploy your code, you won't lose time on spinning up and configuring servers. As a result you’ll iterate and launch products faster.

No more scaling headaches

Serverless functions spin up in milliseconds the moment there is an increase in the demand. The newly created functions are immediately ready to handle new requests. And you, just sit back and relax.

Serverless challenges

Transition to serverless unfortunately doesn’t come without a series of challenges you’ll need to overcome. A survey done on over 1500 companies, that were moving to serverless, has shown us what are the biggest challenges why an organisation hasn’t yet adopted serverless or the challenges they are facing after the adoption:

Fear of the unknown

The rules of the game are different when it comes to serverless infrastructure. How you architect, code and deploy your applications changes and there are many new hidden challenges along the way which can derail your project.

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Security concerns
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Fear of the unknown

The rules of the game are different when it comes to serverless infrastructure. How you architect, code and deploy your applications changes and there are many new hidden challenges along the way which can derail your project.

Security concerns

How do you secure something you don't understand? By not having a deterministic architecture from day one for your application, the security team will have a hard time putting the proper measures in place.

Educating current staff

Is the job of your team to build applications or run classrooms? How do you even start learning about serverless and then scale that knowledge?

Vendor lock-in

Serverless services tend to be very sticky. Some might not mind that, but for some multi-cloud is a requirement, so how do you protect yourself from vendor lock-in?

It's hard to test and debug

Observability and testing inside serverless applications is a whole challenge in itself. Partially you can solve this with 3rd party tools, but getting them integrated in your processes and existing application can be hard.

That's where Webiny comes in!

We like to say Webiny is the easiest way to adopt serverless. Webiny has already solved these and many more challenges for you, so you can skip these pitfalls, save a ton of time, and go straight into building your project.

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Just a few, of many, benefits Webiny brings

Keep development cost down
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Avoid serverless pitfalls
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Eliminate the need for custom tooling
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Educate the staff
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Save at least $300.000 on development costs

We have estimated that you’d need to dedicate a minimum of 780 full working days split between your team in order to overcome the serverless challenges by taking the DIY route. This is the time it took us to build Webiny. By using Webiny you can skip this whole part and start building serverless products much faster.

Save at least $300.000 on development costs

We have estimated that you’d need to dedicate a minimum of 780 full working days split between your team in order to overcome the serverless challenges by taking the DIY route. This is the time it took us to build Webiny. By using Webiny you can skip this whole part and start building serverless products much faster.

Take the beaten path and avoid any nasty surprises

New technologies are great, but often they come with a "discovery path". That path can have many hidden pitfalls that are hard to spot, and only come to light when you're deep into your project. Webiny is a proven and tested framework. No nasty suprises here.

Don't let over-engineering eat up all the savings serverless brings

Webiny was created for building any type of websites, APIs and applications. There is no need to invest a ton of time and money in reinventing the wheel, getting caught in many of the serverless pitfalls and risking your project budget and timelines. Webiny has everything you will need to successfully build your project.

Guides, tutorials and manuals - it's all included

Educating people takes a lot of time. From producing the required docs, to organizing them into logical structures and ensuring they actually convey the required knowledge back to the readear. Webiny is a complete product, meaning you'll get all the docs you will need, and in case something is missing, our community chat is always active with helpful people.

How does it compare to
DIY approach?

So far, because of the lack of tooling solutions majority of companies that have decided to develop serverless  applications had to do this by taking the long and painful process of building the custom tooling themselves. Webiny now provides you with a simple solution that eliminates all those challenges and allows you to focus your time completely on your business logic.

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Time consuming
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Increases the project cost
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Several attempts to get it right
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High risk of failing
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Need to figure out the right architecture
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Need to implement security best practices
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Hire additional staff with right expertise
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Need to create custom tooling
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Fear of the unknown
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Hard to test and debug
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Lack of know-how
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Webiny
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Faster time to market
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Much lower TCO
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Abstracts away all the serverless complexities
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Developers focus on their application logic from day one
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Reduces the risk of adopting serverless
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Proven performance and scale
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No need to reinvent the wheel
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Comes with already made products
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Deployment CLI with support for multiple environments
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Comes with an admin theme with over 30 React components
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Built in server side rendering
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Foundation for building dynamic serverless sites and apps
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Multi cloud support (coming soon)
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