Going cloud-native? Here are some things to keep in mind

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Pooja Joshi and Judelyn Gomes

05 Jan 2021

Cloud-native architecture paves the way for the future of app development. This technology is characterized by its agile approach and helps companies to make the most out of cloud services that have emerged as a key driving factor behind digital transformation in modern industries. Apps developed with a cloud-native approach are playing a major role in transforming how diverse businesses operate, and deliver value to their customers.1

 

Cloud computing has witnessed exceptional growth and development over the last decade, owing to  many advantages offered by this system. It helps companies cut down on their expenses, provides superior flexibility, and helps boost their security and stability. More than 90% of enterprises already use a cloud service today, and the rate of cloud adoption is expected to consistently increase in the future.2

 

However, several companies that have already adopted the cloud platform are now finding it difficult to identify new ways to deliver more innovation and value from their existing cloud strategies. A major reason behind this being that these firms are largely focused on application migration, which is the process of  moving old apps and their functionality onto the cloud. While this system worked well in the initial stages, to meet the market requirements, businesses now need to unlock the optimal benefits of the cloud, to enjoy superior agility and lower IT expenses. The best way to do so would be to adopt a “cloud-native” approach, which involves developing applications and recognizing people and workflows, specifically as per the cloud.

 

What is meant by going cloud-native?3

 

Cloud-native basically implies an approach of building services and applications for the cloud environment. Unlike their legacy counterparts, these apps are designed for the cloud right from day one. They can additionally be fixed and deployed much faster, and tend to have quite a fluid architecture. As a result, these applications can be placed and moved through diverse environments with ease.

 

Key considerations for companies going cloud-native

 

 

While going cloud-native is certainly advantageous, it is not that easy. However, by maintaining proper practices and implementing systematic strategies, one can unlock      incredible scalability, reliability, and agility through this system. Ensuring proper management and monitoring of the environment, keeping up with the latest cloud-native developments, and building cloud-native delivery pipeline apps can be quite instrumental in this process.

 

Organizations can effectively improve their business processes with reduced costs, overheads, and manual efforts owing to the many advantageous features of cloud-native applications. These are portable, resilient, scalable and can be updated with ease, and hence can significantly aid companies to provide better experiences to their customers. 

 

References:

  1. https://www.capgemini.com/2020/01/cloud-native-continues-to-grow-in-popularity-despite-misconceptions/
  2. https://www.flexera.com/blog/industry-trends/trend-of-cloud-computing-2020/
  3. https://grapeup.com/blog/cloud-native-applications-5-things-you-should-know-before-you-start/ https://dzone.com/articles/going-cloud-native-6-essential-things-you-need-to

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