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Cloud Native Development


Driving Business Agility with Microservices and Container Architecture

DIVIDE AND CONQUER

The need for business agility in this rapidly changing world needs no introduction. From Go-to-market strategies demanding frequent software releases to hotfixes, the ability to deliver on cue adds a significant advantage to businesses. Microservices and Container Architectures have evolved over the last decade to address this, among other needs. These feature a modular structure of sub-services and components that ensure greater control over changes, making scalability and deployment simpler. 

Highlights

Each service is treated as a unique application, thereby enabling communication through different devices, and keeping the business logic centralized. This makes it simpler to understand, test, support – and most importantly, develop.

Docker containers enable repeatable infrastructure that minimizes the ‘it-works-on-my-machine’ syndrome.

When business requirements are divided into correct Microservices, it becomes easier to educate new team members about the functioning of a small part of the business, instead of having to make them understand all of it.

More places to put metrics will provide greater insight into the inner functioning of your system.

You can scale up critical individual pieces of the system instead of throwing in more resources for everybody.

The DOU Way

Although independent components and containers can be impactful, they can potentially affect running services if not divided correctly. This can slow down the pace of development. Microservices can also impose an overhead on the Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery  (CI/CD) processes, as well as operations. 

At DigitalOnUS, we are aware of the pitfalls, challenges, and the use cases that Microservices can solve, and our expertise enables us to provide the best solutions to address and fix specific problems.

How often do you release to production? Big players are able to do releases several times a day. With the support of our Microservices architecture, multiple teams accelerate parallel development and learning processes for the creation of applications. This ensures Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, completing the Agile Software Development cycle. 

It is a no-brainer that parallel execution of tasks increases velocity. The modular nature of the architecture ensures that even a new team member can easily set up the local environment for a single or a few Microservices, and leverage the existing common development environment for the rest of the services.

In the growth track of a complex system, there comes a time where it is just not scalable so that a single team owns all the services or a part of every service. It becomes more important to assemble small interdisciplinary and autonomous teams that are able to release to production independently of each other. A robust Microservices and Container Architecture setup takes away the dependency on the time-consuming Quality Assurance and Change Management processes. 

This is the advantage of DigitalOnUs services.

Companies are more enabled today to pay only for the resources they use, by leveraging their infrastructural needs to various cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure. This has paved the way for a highly competitive market where even small players can rival big ones without the need to spend an initial fortune on on-premise data centers.

Our experts are able to design and develop Cloud First applications that are optimized to take advantage of the features provided by cloud providers. Our expertise also helps you handle the subtle pitfalls and challenges that the cloud native model may present. 

Want to avoid vendor lock-in or support multiple clouds? Our architecting systems with layers of abstractions on top of cloud providers have got you covered. Some examples include developing with Spring Cloud (from Netflix stack) or deploying to Kubernetes container orchestrator.

At times, when you need to quickly test features or business concepts without having to make huge investments on a full future-proof solution, the serverless features (like AWS Lambda) from cloud providers come into play. You simply write the code, upload it, and the provider takes care of provisioning, monitoring, availability, scalability, and operations. Depending on the opportunity gains, it could be perfectly valid to go serverless, even if that means a certain degree of vendor lock-in.

At DigitalOnUs, we maximize your business advantage by empowering you to choose between a serverless solution or a complete migration. We also customize the solution in such a way that it minimizes migration costs at a later date.