Why the World Is Shifting Towards a Cloud-Native Approach
Will you be one of the front runners in the cloud-native revolution, or will your infrastructure (and business) get left behind?
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Do you know, according to the forecast of some research organizations, cloud services will contribute as nearly $500 billion to global revenues. With a massive potential for business impact, it also has an ability to move an idea into production quickly and efficiently.
A significant number of organizations, including start-ups, have already migrated their functions to the cloud. But still, according to Capgemini, only 15 percent of enterprise workloads run in cloud-native ecosystems.
Well, one of the strongest reasons for this slow rate is that the concept of cloud-native didn't exist a decade ago. In fact, it was barely a part of IT lexicon. But with the promising potential of the cloud-native delivery model and its delivery in terms of elasticity, scalability, and resiliency by using a continuous delivery method, the use of this methodology is expected to increase to 35 percent by 2020.
Organizations which are losing revenue and growth because of a monolithic approach are now gearing up for the microservices approach of cloud-native architecture for software development for futuristic growth. This change of mindset is not limited to retail and consumer-focused industry, but traditional businesses run on a monolithic approach are shifting to the cloud environment for future-proof growth
Businesses which are running on traditional cloud services are also making a shift towards cloud-native infrastructure for more elasticity and scalability. As it is designed on a modular architecture composed of many microservices, each of which are fast to develop, deploy, and modify.
Organizations which have integrated this modular architecture across their organization are responding better to consumer queries by using customer data with cloud-native application development. Plus software designed on cloud-native approach is designed to operate in sync with different cloud environments, enabling organizations to work independently with any architecture.
Technically speaking, a cloud-native architecture is an innovative approach to upgrade the prototyping, designing, and operation of applications using infrastructure-as-a-service. Its basic operation is to deliver high speed, scalability, and quality.
From a high level, here are some of the benefits of cloud-native architecture:
Speed: Meeting all the compliance requirements in a short time is a difficult task for organizations, irrespective of their sizes. A cloud-native approach makes it possible for them to make the process speedy from inception to development to testing. Apart from improving software development lifecycle, it takes care of things like bugs and slow loading speed.
Scalability: With the evolution of software-as-a-service, cloud-native architecture has been enabling scalable development to support a different and increasing customer base, and managing variable costs.
Cost-effective: Well, nothing is better than a pay-as-you-go system in the ecosystem of Infrastructure-As-A-Service. You can use additional services according to your new product and business requirement.
Automation: Using cloud-native infrastructure enables you to save IT costs with successful deliverables. Within this infrastructure, organizations can prototype, design, develop, test, and deliver applications faster than before.
Empowers teams to focus on deliverables: Cloud-native infrastructure enables developers and architects to access their system anytime from any remote location. It brings fast response and productivity in the development process.
Greater flexibility: Today, many public cloud providers offer many services at affordable prices. But, in reality, most organizations wish to use more than one platform. With a cloud-native approach, organizations can run their applications on multiple platforms, public and private, without making any changes.
Agile development: Cloud computing comes with the framework of Agile development. It promotes cross-team interactions and minimizes the risk of failure. It reduces downtime by dividing tasks and make processes automated.
It is almost impossible to add new features for your customers every time. Are your developers facing issues in adding new code to the software? Or do you face difficulty in meeting deadlines?
Then a cloud-native architecture is an optimal solution for you to get over these problems in continuous delivery and adding new features. It will help you to focus more on customer-centricity, quality, and end-to-end visibility.
It could be the answer to challenges your enterprise is facing, like assessment, selection of the right methodology, platforms, services, and new-generation architectural patterns.
We know the priorities of businesses changes with time. That’s why our cloud service is easily migratable and distributable to enable our developers to add any service or feature without causing any harm to the existing system.
It also has pre-designed outcome-based programs for case-driven portfolio assessment, and it simply integrates the concepts of DevOps, continuous delivery, microservices, and containers.
Integrating a cloud-native approach in software development processes in no longer a matter of upgrading. It is a requirement to stay relevant and efficient in the market. With the customized cloud-native architecture, you can access the flexibility, speed, and security that top cloud companies are enjoying.
Going by the statistics produced by IDC that 80 percent of application development will take place on cloud platforms using microservices and cloud functions, are you in the same picture? If not. Then it's time to make a move.
To deploy a cloud-native methodology across the organization may cost you a small fortune upfront, but it keeps you running and wealthy in this competitive market in the long run.
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