From 2010 to 2021, all business sectors have started implementing cloud computing technology systems, so the cloud-native era seems to answer business needs.
What is Cloud-Native?
The concept of cloud-native existed before the term itself came into use. In a sense, cloud-native started when public cloud vendors started providing easy and affordable access to elastic instances of computing power. The question then becomes, how can we write applications to take advantage of the flexibility of this new infrastructure, and what business benefits can be achieved as a result?
Cloud-native methods and technologies have changed a lot over the past ten years, and are still evolving, but the core technical and business goals that cloud-native applications seek to achieve remain the same. This includes:
- Agility & Productivity: Enables accelerated innovation guided by business metrics.
- Resilience & Scalability: Targets continuous and relentless availability. Elastic scaling and infinite capacity perception.
- Optimization & Efficiency: Optimizing infrastructure and human resource costs. Enables freedom between location and provider.
There’s some truth to that and cloud-native architecture definitely does. However, to succeed with cloud-native, companies must take a more holistic view. Alongside architectural and infrastructure decisions, there are also organizational and process decisions. It has brought us to the ultimate realization
There are 4 characteristics of cloud-native implementation that can further improve business performance, especially for application and software development.
The characteristics of cloud natives are:
- The launcher or launcher in an application must have DevOps. DevOps itself is a software development and application delivery method with a collaborative and integrated approach between development (Dev) and application operations (Ops).
- Software creation automation to make it easier for business owners to build software.
- Containers technically.
- Microservices are services that are independent and have their own services without interfering with other services.
Talking about cloud-native, the discussion cannot be separated from dev ops and microservices, so the easy language of microservices is to divide applications into small and interconnected services, so that one of the advantages is that there is no dependency on other services and so application development is like in Micro-services Architecture drawing can be done quickly.