With all the talk and content praising the microservices design approach, you might think the monolithic architecture is outdated and inefficient, but don’t limit your options when it comes to your application and, indeed, your company. In certain circumstances, a monolithic design is ideal, said Steven Czerwinski, a former Google employee and current head of Engineering at Scalyr, a server log metrics and monitoring systems developer.
Today’s business environment has never been more competitive.
Every organisation is focused on protecting and growing its market share, especially from new entrants that at times turn entire industries upside down. As a result, the need for speed and agility grows stronger every day.
Microservices – one of the most popular tech buzzwords – are gaining traction in enterprises of all sizes. Major companies, from Spotify to Netflix, have become poster children for the values that microservices can provide.
For the last several years, microservices has been an important trend in IT architecture. Technology consulting firm Thoughtworks has declared that “a microservices architecture as programming model” is one of the four rising trends of 2017, whereas others in the press are expressing their endorsement of microservices––making architects and IT executives feel a fear of missing out on the next exciting trend.
Microservices is one of the hottest buzzwords in tech right now. But just because something is buzzy doesn’t mean we cannot be pragmatic about it. It is important to think about how you can get the hype to work in your organization.
How do you transition your organization from mainframe to microservices?
According to our recent survey of IT decision makers, 91% say that they are either undertaking digital transformation initiatives or planning to do so in the next three years. But nearly half say also say that legacy systems are the single biggest obstacle to achieving their digital transformation goals. Clearly, legacy modernization is on the minds of IT decision makers and is a key issue to resolve.
With the rise of new technology trends, changing consumer behavior and disruption by new market entrants across industries, one thing has become clear: Speed is becoming the currency of success as organizations adapt to ever-changing market forces.
As such, the trends that are set to take hold over the next 12 months are ones that will not only help an organization evolve, but do it faster than the competition.
Every business needs to stay agile. Every business wants to improve their speed. Every business wants to innovate faster. And they want to achieve these things not only today, not only tomorrow but for years in the future. This is true for established businesses dealing with digital disruption, but also the disrupters themselves. That’s why we’re excited to announce that Spotify, the world’s most popular and powerful streaming music service, has implemented MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform™ to improve business agility and operational efficiency.
If IT today has a watchword, that word is “speed.” At the same time, IT is expected to protect the organization’s crown jewels (company finances and private customer records) and to keep services available and responsive. The message: Go faster, but don’t break anything important. Even Facebook has modified its motto on this front from “Move fast and break things” to “Move fast with stable infrastructure.”
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