With companies expected to continuously innovate, many companies are opting to take advantage of the cloud-native infrastructure. Simply put, cloud-native refers to the concept of building and running applications to utilize the concept of distributed computing offered by the cloud delivery model.
In a short time, the IT infrastructure of many organizations has shifted from cloud to Cloud-native applications. Experts at Gartner estimate that more than 95% of new digital workloads are shifting to cloud-native platforms by 2025, with an increase of 65% in comparison to 2021.
This blog gives you an insight into the world of cloud microservices and a wide array of benefits that are making companies around the globe opt for it.
What are cloud microservices?
Microservices is an architectural approach that structures an application as a collection of services. These services are designed to handle individual tasks in applications from implementing various capabilities to running processes. Cloud microservices break down a large system into numerous smaller services which work together to provide better service and eliminate chances of application failure on the cloud.
Haven’t we all at some point in our lives binge watched a season on Netflix? But what we don’t know is that cloud microservices make it possible for us to watch our favorite shows by targeting our particular interests.
For instance, in 2017 Netflix’s Microservice architecture had about 700 microservices allowing it to break down larger software programs into smaller components with each component having its own data encapsulation.
Connecting cloud-native and microservices
Cloud-native focuses on how applications are built, designed, administered, and made available by fully utilizing the cloud and microservice architecture.
Microservices form an essential part of the cloud-native platform and allow it to perform functions efficiently while providing end users with value. What makes microservices hard to beat is their ability to scale horizontally and partition workload, producing a lot of flexibility in the service architecture and delivery
Perks of cloud-based microservices
- Enhanced Developer Velocity
Cloud microservices are easier to develop, test, and deploy because developers do not have to waste time worrying about servers and deployments. Hence, it enhances developer velocity and development turnaround.
- Improved Scalability
The autonomous abilities of each microservice allow it to add, remove, update, and scale individual microservices without disrupting other microservices. Moreover, multiple servers can be used to deploy services, hence minimizing the impact of demanding components.
- Increased Agility
Cloud microservices improve agility, which refers to their ability to rapidly develop, test and launch software applications, allowing organizations to focus on higher-value tasks including security, monitoring and analysis.
A well-designed cloud-native application persists and stays online even in the event of an infrastructure outage. This ensures zero point of system failure for cloud-native apps.
- No downtime
With a containerized system, businesses can deploy software updates with approximately zero downtime using cloud-native platforms. Moreover, development operations can be distributed amongst teams and worked on simultaneously rather than one task individually.
- Reduces cost
Since organizations using cloud-native platforms built on microservices only have to pay in case of a service request, this reduces the costs incurred. Netflix is one such organization that has been successful in reducing its cost using Microservice architecture.
Deciding your next move
Summing up things, cloud-based microservices are putting agility back into businesses with their dedicated-service approach. Competitive features like parallel development, load shifting, less dependency, and higher scalability make cloud microservices a game-changer for any organization. As long as you have a team of smart cloud architects, you can plan, manage and maintain microservices to unleash your hidden business potential.
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