Cloud computing has become one of the most essential parts of day-to-day operations in any organization in the IT sector, be it small or big. With new innovations emerging every day, companies are pushed to keep evolving their cloud-native architecture to accommodate the new updates. For any company, be it a cloud service provider or a company that uses the cloud server, cloud-native architecture plays a vital role in the proper functioning of the cloud server and services. So what is cloud-native architecture and why is it important?
Let’s start with understanding what cloud-native architecture is.
Cloud-native architecture is defined as the system or architecture of any software that has been developed or built to run specifically in the cloud.
“Cloud-native is an approach to building and running applications that fully exploit the advantages of the cloud computing model.” – Pivotal, Software Company
Cloud-native architecture utilizes the cloud philosophy of distributed cloud computing systems. As it is deployed in the cloud, it’s not built on any physical server. It might be deployed through multiple cloud implementations, i.e, some parts of the system may be on one service provider’s server and some on another vendor’s server.
Cloud-native architecture uses every feature of the cloud. Thus, it takes advantage of best-emerging technologies, distributed, scalable, flexible nature of the public cloud, maximising the focus of the organisation in creating business and keeping the clients happy.
By going cloud-native, a company removes many layers of infrastructure like network servers, operating systems etc. All these infrastructures can be turned into codes within a fraction of time by running a quick script.
Therefore, cloud-native architecture, in short, is an approach of delivering applications and software that are built, deployed, and operates in the cloud.
As stated earlier, cloud-native architecture utilizes all the advantages of the distributed, scalable, flexible nature of the cloud that gives it an edge over other technologies.
Let’s take a look at why cloud-native architecture is important?
Here are a few key characteristics of cloud-native architecture that makes it important for cloud companies.
In the end, companies are opting for cloud-native architecture to thrive and stay ahead in the competition. Therefore, the need for cloud-native architects is increasing exponentially.
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