The recent years shows many organisations taking another big step in their digital transformation by opting cloud migration. Cloud migration is the process of moving IT resources of businesses or organisations into the cloud and undeniably effective in term of cost-saving in maintenance, however, organisation should understand one crucial fact when they decided to shift their IT resources into the cloud. They should aim for becoming a cloud-native rather than just being a mere cloud to enable them to unlock the many benefits of cloud to make them a leading competitors in their industry.
The importance of Cloud-native platforms, CNPs
When organisations adopt cloud-native technologies, they will acquire the ability to build and run scalable applications in the cloud as well as the capability to write extensive numbers of applications through containers and microservices. With this capabilities, organisation are in need of platform that can help them manage the cloud-native approach effectively. Cloud-native platforms are important in addressing this issue by providing organisations with the required tools or technologies.
Cloud-native platforms, CNPs : The challenges ahead
Every implementation or adoption of new technologies comes with challenges. Among the challenges of applying cloud-native platforms include:
(i) The need to build new cloud applications
Cloud-native platforms are based on five foundational pillars; microservices, modern design, containers, backing service and automation. While every pillar is the important drive of agility and speed for cloud-native, certain existing applications cannot completely leverage the benefits of cloud, hence the need for new cloud applications.
(ii) The need to apply new approach
A more advanced technology will require the integration of the traditional and new approaches. As new technologies are more advanced, organisation need to apply more advance and relevant approach such as rapid iteration, DevOps and multivariate testing to support the existing model (Agile methodology or waterfall model) being applied.
(iii) Role change in organisation
New technologies also mean the need for new skillsets. Organisations need to spend time and cost for training course to ensure employees understanding on the new technologies. The roles and responsibilities in the organisation may change as the definition of the skillsets are changes.
In conclusion, challenges are inevitable with new technologies. However, in order to reap the benefits of the technology being implemented, facing challenges is a must.
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