Taking a Cloud-Native Approach to Software Development & Microservices
Time for hardware and on-premises infrastructure has disappeared. With the emergence of cloud computing, most of the businesses, small or big, have already adopted or are transitioning to cloud native architecture to keep innovating in a fast and efficient manner. This approach leverages the benefits of cloud by using open-source software stack to develop and deploy easily scalable and resilient applications.
Through this blog, we will understand a cloud native approach why it matters in the world of software development.
Cloud Native Defined
Cloud native is an approach to developing, running, and optimizing applications by using advantages of cloud computing delivery model. This method allows developers to fully use cloud resources and integrate new technologies like Kubernetes, DevOps, microservices for rapid development and deployment.
In simple terms, cloud native approach is all about creating applications without worrying about the servers and underlying infrastructure. And this flexibility is one of the major advantages of using cloud native approach over monolithic architecture.
In fact, IDC research states that 90% of new enterprises will adopt cloud native approach by 2022.
This is clear that the cloud native approach will completely take over legacy systems in the near future. The on-premise physical server that doesn’t integrate with new systems and hinder innovations will be replaced by distributed servers.
Cloud Native Applications
Cloud native applications are created as a composition of small, independent, and loosely coupled micro services. They are built to deliver significant business value – rapidly scale and incorporate feedback for continuous improvement. These microservices are packaged in Docker containers, containers are organized in Kubernetes and managed & deployed using DevOps workflows.
Docker containerization is a set of platform-as-a-service that packs all the software you need to run in one executable package known as container. These containers are OS independent and run in a virtualized environment. Kubernetes, on the other hand, is an open-source container orchestration service which is responsible for the management and scaling of containers. DevOps workflows enable software developers to release and update apps faster using agile processes and new automation…
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