Understanding cloud-native applications
To succeed in fast-paced, software-driven markets, companies must change the way they design, build, and use applications. Cloud-native application development is an approach to building, running, and improving apps based on well-known techniques and technologies for cloud computing.
What can you do faster with cloud-native apps?
Building cloud-native apps means changing how your teams collaborate with each other, and adding tools and processes to support them. Those changes don’t just make it easier to build apps for a distributed systems environment—they give teams what they need to make your business run faster.
Understanding Linux containers
Applications are getting more complex. Demand to develop faster is ever-increasing. This puts stress on your infrastructure, IT teams, and processes. Linux® containers help you alleviate issues and iterate faster—across multiple environments.
What can you do with containers?
You can deploy containers for a number of workloads and use cases–big to small. Containers give your team the underlying technology needed for a modern approach to software development, such as DevOps and CI/CD (continuous integration and continuous deployment).
When your business needs the ultimate portability across multiple environments, using containers might be the easiest decision, ever.
The traditional approach to building applications has focused on the monolith–having all deployable parts of the app contained within that single app. This has its downsides: the larger the app, the harder it is to quickly address new problems and add new features. A microservice-based approach to building apps helps solve these issues and boost development and response.
What can you do with microservices?
Compared to monolithic apps, microservices are easier to build, test, deploy, and update. That means your business can react faster to new demands, rather than getting stuck in the multiyear “death march” of traditional software development. Now, different parts of your development team can work concurrently on your products, in an agile manner, and deliver value to your customers immediately.