Speed, agility and flexibility are what drive the industries today. Software development industry is not an exception. With technologies continue to evolve every second, consumers’ expectation on applications and services have become increasingly demanding. Subsequently, software companies are imposed to adopt various force multipliers in order to address these demands. Among the technologies being adopted include DevOps and cloud-native technologies. Recently, as more software companies turn to cloud migration as one of the best approach in becoming competitive in their industry, the need for a platform that can support their cloud-native approach is more vital than ever, hence, the introduction of a technology called cloud-native platforms. Let’s understand the need for cloud-native platforms through this post.
Understanding cloud-native applications
When developers develop and deploy applications using cloud-based technologies, the applications are known as cloud-native applications. A cloud native application is an application that runs end-to-end in the cloud or in elaboration, an application that takes full advantage of cloud computing where it is built, tested, deployed, managed and hosted in the cloud. Basically, the development of cloud-native applications involve the integration between various elements particularly microservices architecture, serverless architechture and continuous delivery technology with approaches such as DevOps and agile methodology. These elements are the key that empower organisations to build effective and scalable applications with speed delivery and ability to nimbly react to market change.
Why there is need for cloud-native platforms?
A car cannot run smoothly without an efficient engine while a chef cannot perform his mastery skills without his kitchen essentials. The same applies to cloud-native applications. Significantly, with cloud-native approach, containers and microservices are writing extensive numbers of applications thus leading to the need for organisations to facilitate the rapid and increasing activities in building and developing their new applications. Cloud-native platforms addresses this necessity by providing platform with suitable technologies, and at the same time supports organisations with technologies that enable them to produce applications that is flexible, agile and resilient.
All in all, the cloud will have more to offer to business as the technology advances. Every organisation should understand the importance of embracing the right tool and platform in order to leverage the benefits of cloud.
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