Most Organisations looking to increase the efficiency of their software development and aiming to move towards a faster and a more effective way of deploying solutions have taken to Microservices. The n-tier database driven application that is represented by monolithic architectures has its own challenges including scalability and responsiveness.
With the advantages that Microservices bring to the table in terms of distributed computing and Rest API; organisations which no more want to deal with the challenges of Monolithic architectures, are shifting towards microservices. To successfully implement microservices, various factors play an important role and need to be kept in consideration.
Although Microservices are extremely helpful for organisations, setting them up becomes a challenge. Containers play an important role in architecting microservices.
Here is a checklist of the various things to remember:
The microservices team of any organisation needs to be ready to have an experimental and risk taking an attitude towards new open source tools. Orchestrating is essential. To manage the containerised microservices, orchestrating them becomes mandatory after a point of time. Depending on the requirement of an organization developers can decide what tools they can use which can be opensource, proprietary or from a from public cloud providers. Public cloud platforms are available for organisations which require infrastructural support to build frameworks from scratch.
"It’s tempting to start chopping up a monolith as the first project out of the gate, but a small greenfield project will provide the latitude to design the microservice without legacy restrictions," says Kevin McGrath, senior CTO architect at Sungard Availability Services.
It can however sometimes be difficult to restructure the entire organisation culture and working to suit the microservices approach. Organisations which have implemented Microservices from the beginning, do not have to invest energy and money in the building the entire architecture from scratch and can continue to transform the firm towards growth.
Containers act as facilitators in the process of implementing Microservices, however, it is not mandatory to use containers to implement using microservices in any organisation. Applications used by organisations is not as simple as we’d like them to be, they are complex and most applications are made of multiple services. Containerising Microservices not only makes it faster but also pushes it to achieves performance levels which can directly be compared to Virtual Machines.
Containers act as a support system for faster and easier implementation of Microservices. Together there will be less scope for error and the productivity of the services is drastically enhanced.
About The Author
Gopiraju M (Masters in CSE) is a full-stack developer at Navtech. He has experience of building over 100+ apps allows him to rapidly architect and design solutions. His ability to explain complex technologies in simple. He has a lot of passion for writing clean code and having a clean deployment/release process. Also, his practical ways have resulted in him becoming a popular speaker at colleges, universities, and conferences.
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