When legacy systems hold back the business growth, IT teams race to modernize the existing solutions, thereby creating new business value out of them. The process involves technical or functional improvements, which may range anywhere between rewriting code, migration to a different platform, changing the architecture, or even replacing the entire system with a newer one.
Building a software application is a complex process, comprising of a number of elements of which coding is just a small part. In general, a software engineering cycle looks something like this:
The microservices architecture is gaining traction for breaking down the limitations of monolithic backends. Fault isolation, technology independence, continuous development & deployment, easy scaling are some of the significant benefits that microservices brings in.
Modern software development involves a lot of complexities. Thus, programmers are burdened with performance, security, user privacy, scalability concerns and are in need of an approach that can help them focus on applications than infrastructure.
Microservices and Serverless architecture has been gaining a lot of traction in the recent past. While Microservices ensure fault isolation, continuous development & deployment, and manages codebase seamlessly; Serverless architecture takes care of infra, server, and cost optimization.
Infrastructure services consume a large part of IT budgets. It is therefore imperative for organizations to focus on cost and productivity of infra services to best utilize them.
AWS was the first to offer Infrastructure as Code (IaC) via AWS CloudFormation as a part of AWS DevOps. It enables developers and systems administrators to easily create and manage a collection of related AWS resources. They can provision and update them in an orderly and predictable way. Developers can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create their own templates. The concept of IaC is as old as the practice of DevOps. There are many experts who argue that DevOps wouldn’t be possible without the use of IaC.
The cloud-native approach to software development has brought a paradigm shift to how applications scale and self-manage themselves, as the demand surge.
The increasing business complexity and demand for highly scalable applications have brought a paradigm shift in how software applications are engineered. In the past few years, different software architectures are adopted by developers to reduce code complexity, improve fault isolation, and minimize time-to-market.
As a result of growing customer demands to build large-scale and complex applications, microservices has become a buzzword. The number of businesses building or switching from monolithic to microservice architecture is growing at a rapid pace. Leading companies like Disney, Airbnb, Twitter etc. are adopting microservice architecture to support continuous delivery and scalability of applications.