Entering the next phase of application development, we should be reminded that IT is not a race, but a step-by-step shift to higher efficiencies. Higher returns on cost, scalability, storage, and speed are the bedrock of IT advancement.
Cloud-native technologies’ difference is the accelerating feedback loop of its infrastructure, development tools, methodologies and architecture.
- Containers, have pushed hardware even further into the background. Lightweight packaging of every needed dependency lets any app run the same on any network, regardless of the infrastructure.
- Architecture: Time-to-market has dropped as monolithic software evolves into microservices. In this, development is simplified into selecting the needed functions from existing libraries. Microservices further improve apps as the functions are pre-designed for best practice scaling, testing, and security.
- Tools: Microservices are the new face of DevOps and Agile design. Everyone can be involved in development for continuous review and delivery. Wide adoption is a catalyst for new ideas and new insights that quickly spread across the enterprise, gaining feedback and improvement as it scales.
Cloud-native application development is simple to instigate in most existing IT environments. Access to hyper-agile architecture accelerates itself via microservice-focused apps built by teams focused on releasing functionality as quickly as possible. These new apps exist in the elastic infrastructure of the cloud, drawing data from the same APIs as traditional software and scaling with popularity.
At the same time, the use of Containers makes the applications completely portable, exporting solutions to other departments, clients, or marketplaces without changing code. This is not only a lower cost, but also a platform for large-scale development and faster evolution of process optimization.
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