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" don’t need Kubernetes nor serverless."

Actually 'serverless' is where small shops might want to start.

A single Lambda can encompass a whole variety of functions, and if you're using a datastore that scales as well, you don't need to worry about much. Once it's set up, it should be very easy to monitor and change.

I'd rather a simple Lambda than managing a couple of EC2's with failover scenarios and the front end networking pieces for that.

Also small scale is where lambda really shines in terms of costs. If you have some api endpoint that gets a hit 100 times per hour and does some execution then this is actually way cheaper then even the cheapest ec2 instance in a production setup with ELB.

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