Cloud Native Application Development is gaining more prominence and popularity as enterprises across industries adopt newer ways to scale up their business. It’s changing the way we think about developing and deploying software applications. In this post, we will deep dive into some of the key factors one should consider for being able to navigate the Cloud Native application development journey seamlessly.
Create a Cloud Native DevOps Culture
Having a DevOps mindset and incorporating an Agile approach for building and deploying apps faster is one of the key elements of Cloud Native application development. Cloud Native DevOps is just not about tools and technologies. It’s a set of practices that includes collaboration across cross-functional teams, continuous improvement, and automation to create an integrated approach to build and deploy applications faster.
Modernize Application Architecture
While working on Cloud Native application development, we need to make our application architectures more reactive leveraging Microservices. Moving to Cloud-Native typically is driven by the need for modernizing applications as much as possible by creating subsystems (powered by Microservices) that can be deployed and scaled independently. You should adopt a fast monolith approach by moving the existing architecture to a more modular, service-based architecture, and API-based communication.
Reduce Infrastructure Dependency & Risks by Migrating to the Cloud
The Cloud Native strategies are known to fundamentally shift the infrastructure planning from high to low-risk cloud environments, which reduce the operational load for the company’s technical teams. This transformation provides fast access to flexible, virtual resources that scale effortlessly at need. By moving the infrastructure to the cloud, you pay only for the actual resources consumed, and also, the cloud mitigates every major traditional infrastructure related risk.
Choose the Right Tools, Platforms & Frameworks
Cloud Native application development requires choosing the right tool for the right task. The platform must offer the right mix of frameworks, languages, and architectures to support the chosen development requirements. There are several automation tools and plugins available in the market, providing advanced deployment techniques that would help you throughout your Cloud Native application development journey.
Build a Self-Service Agile Infrastructure
When you use a self-service infrastructure platform for Cloud Native application development, all you need to do is hand out your application code to the platform and it takes care of the rest. The self-service agile infrastructure is responsible for providing your application with the backing services it needs to run. Containers and container orchestration technology provide additional self-service and automation capabilities that enable developers and operations teams to spin up environments quickly. This helps them to focus on developing applications, without the obstacles and delays associated with provisioning infrastructure again and again.
Automate for Accelerating Application Delivery
Automation is essential to accelerating the delivery of Cloud Native applications by the elimination of the manual tasks. It creates repeatable processes, rules, and frameworks that can replace or reduce labor-intensive human interaction that delays time to market. Providing advanced automated deployment techniques helps in reducing risks involved in software releases and builds an environment for experimentation.
Create a ‘Service-Oriented’ Organization
You need to organize your teams around specific services or capabilities. This particular change needs to be very carefully managed in order to avoid any kind of resistance. A ‘service-oriented’ enterprise facilitates cloud-native computing which further, takes advantage of many modern techniques, including PaaS, Multi-cloud, Microservices, Agile methodology, Containers, CI/CD, and DevOps.
Cloud Native applications help enterprises to improve their business processes with minimized infrastructure overhead, costs, and manual efforts. These applications are highly resilient, scalable, portable, and can be updated in a hassle-free manner. This is the best time to realize the full potential of the cloud by re-architecting or rebuilding your applications as cloud-native.
Think ‘cloud-native’ and begin your modernization and transformation journey today.
Market Research Team