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Embracing the disruption of serverless computing
Embracing the disruption of serverless computing

Embracing the disruption of serverless computing

The Future Software Systems Architectures (FSSA) project jointly funded by the Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund (established by the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation), FINEOS and FourTheorem is a major new project at Dublin City University which will address a key emerging need in the global software business: how to migrate existing ICT systems to serverless microservices based architectures.

DCU, FINEOS Corporation and FourTheorem are embracing the disruption of serverless computing.

DCU are known established innovators who undertake leading-edge research in the software architecture field, and this experience is supplemented with the extensive know-how of FINEOS, a global market leader in core systems for life, accident and health insurance.

FourTheorem are software architectural specialists and noted software innovators.

Initially funded to a total of €2.1 million, the FSSA project is directed by Dr. Paul Clarke and Prof. Rory O'Connor, both of DCU and Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre.

An executive technical steering committee has been established to oversee the project, and includes Dr. Andrew McCarren of DCU, Mr. Dave Doran of Workday, Prof. Pooyan Jamshidi of University of Southern Carolina and Dr. Gerard Marks of Optimality Ltd.

Speaking about the FSSA project Dr. Clarke noted:

“This is an extremely exciting project which holds the promise of major disruption and innovation as computing enters the serverless era. All partners are highly engaged in this work and look forward to breaking new ground.”