The Cloud and Why Microservices are so Important

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The Cloud is becoming ever more important, not only for end-users, but for companies too. Although, according to recent studies, enterprise applications in the vast data cloud make up only four percent of workloads, no expert seriously doubts that this will change soon.

 

Business Is More Precise

The reason for the slow spread in the business world is obvious: naturally, end-users can move to the Cloud quicker than a business, as for this step, a business has to implement the digital transformation of its IT strategy; move its IT landscape; evaluate and test compatible providers and services, and last but not least, fulfil compliance regulations.

 

Microservice Structures vs Classic Applications

For IT decisions the crunch question is often: business as usual? Whether to retire systems rationally and rely on modern applications and IT architectures? The last can frequently be worthwhile, as Cloud-based applications are superior to classic application architectures depending on user scenario and business size. In their development the Microservice approach is used from the outset. Cloud-based applications result from attention to aspects such as good scalability and greater availability.

 

Quicker, more stable and more agile

Demands that the IT developer previously dealt with as peripheral, become central to application designs. For example, the single part of an application that can be added or taken away, without this impairing how the App’s operates. It is possible to develop new Microservices and simply integrate them into the application. This means the failure of one part does not inevitably lead to the collapse of the entire system and the affected service can be brought online again without the whole application being shut down. Updates for each Microservice can be developed, tested and implemented separately, and enable a considerably faster time-to-market.

 

New Skills in Demand

For companies this means their IT experts must be confident in the administration of new architecture and for their type to work, to be able to adapt. This brings known costs and requires communicative support of the changes. In any case these costs can be minimised when a partner is chosen that has done its homework – such as EASY with EASY ECM from the Cloud.