Digital Business Needs Cloud Native Architecture

Harish Thyagarajan

04 Jan 2018

Digital Business Needs Cloud Native Architecture

Every Business Needs To Be A Digital Business Today

Today, we are living in what @bethcomstock rightly calls the Emergent era. In her blog, she explains it succinctly as, “… a time defined by the rapid waning of our legacy institutions, even though their replacements haven’t scaled up yet. We’re in that messy, sometimes anxious, and ambiguous space between the old and the new.”

 

In this emergent world, businesses are dealing with significant uncertainty and dynamism in customer behavior and competition. In addition, there is significant disruption hitting all industries due to remarkable progress in technology, collectively being called the 4th Industrial Revolution. In today’s world, businesses need to adopt digital technologies to adapt and survive in the markets.

 

Elements of Digital Solutions

At the core of a Digital Business lies software that is disruptive and helps the business grow and thrive in these uncertain time. While enterprise business software has been around for some time, we’re seeing a revolutionary shift in the way Digital solutions are getting conceptualized and created. Some of the unique attributes that differentiate them from traditional enterprise apps are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Solutions Need Adaptive And Agile Platforms

The expectations from digital solutions to help businesses transform are significant and the most critical aspect of being able to build such solutions is having the right skilled cross-functional teams that have full end to end accountability for the product/ solution lifecycle.

 

This team, also known as Agile-Squads, focuses on product management, user experience design, native app development, software development and DevOps.

 

Given such dynamic and adaptive requirements, it’s important that the software product development teams have the right platform for developing and running the digital solutions.

 

Some of the key enablers required from the digital platforms to be adaptive and agile are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cloud Native Architectures Bring Digital Platforms To Life

As described in the previous section, digital solutions require on-demand platforms that offer everything as a service, are reliable, resilient, scalable and secure.

 

Over the past decade, the evolution of cloud-native architectures has made it possible to deliver to these expectations. Cloud native architectures are able to deliver the outcomes required by Digital platforms by delivering these important characteristics:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary

In today’s emergent era, digital solutions are enabling businesses to transform to stay relevant. This digital solution uses the power of UX, AI, IoT, Bots and creates new Digital Ecosystems to reimagine business and industries.

 

This needs highly empowered agile teams to adapt and iterate, to create market-relevant solutions. Given the dynamically changing requirements and need to innovate to meet customer needs and beat the competition, these solutions need adaptive digital platforms that offer everything as a service, are reliable, resilient, scalable and secure, to deploy the solutions.

 

Cloud native architectures have evolved over the past decade to meet the demands of an adaptive digital platform. They achieve the same through api based interfaces that can be configured as code and provide abstract service layers that are elastic.

 

The different services available on-demand can be used to create loosely coupled architectures that are fault tolerant and recoverable. In addition, the cloud native architectures enable agility through software release automation and security right from design leveraging DevSecOps principles.

 

 

Hashedin has helped businesses leverage the power of Information Technology to create solutions that solve complex business challenges. Take a look at how we contributed to the success stories of many High Profile companies across different industry verticals.

 


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