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Several high-level articles touch on the economics of serverless computing. Adzic et al. [1] use a customer case study to look at the costs of serverless computing. Eivy et al. [2] warn of hidden costs of serverless computing. There is also nascent work on building economic models of provider and customer incentives [3] as well as utility-based pricing [4].

  • [1]Gojko Adzic and Robert Chatley. 2017. Serverless Computing: Economic and Architectural Impact. In Proceedings of the 2017 11th Joint Meeting on Foundations of Software Engineering, 884–889.
  • [2]Adam Eivy and Joe Weinman. 2017. Be Wary of the Economics of "Serverless" Cloud Computing. IEEE Cloud Computing 4, 2 (2017), 6–12.
  • [3]Xiayue Charles Lin, Joseph E. Gonzalez, and Joseph M. Hellerstein. 2020. Serverless Boom or Bust? An Analysis of Economic Incentives. In 12th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud 20).
  • [4]Vipul Gupta, Soham Phade, Thomas Courtade, and Kannan Ramchandran. 2020. Utility-Based Resource Allocation and Pricing for Serverless Computing. arXiv preprint arXiv:2008.07793 (2020).