Let's dive right into cloud-native. While cloud-based development has quickly become the norm in today’s business landscape, making the transition to the cloud can still seem like a daunting task. In truth, not every legacy application is suitable for migration to the cloud — and trying to retrofit those applications into the cloud platform is like trying to force a square peg into a round hole. Instead, cloud-native applications are helping tech-savvy enterprises stay ahead of the competition.
Here are just some of the benefits to developing cloud-native applications vs. the lift and shift approach:
Unlike most legacy applications where the resources are on-premises, cloud-born applications capacitate the automatic provisioning and releasing of resources used for computing and storage services. They are also extremely resistant to outages and failures by automatically handling such events with corrective actions, instantly moving from one data center to another without interruption of service.
Allocating resources for an application and managing those resources efficiently can save thousands of dollars annually and also extend an application’s lifecycle. Cloud-native applications are enabled with auto-scale features. As a result, they can handle continuous fluctuations in business needs, using only what’s needed, while it's needed.
Thanks to the benefits of automation and scalability in cloud-native applications, businesses are better able to access native features of the public cloud services allowing their resources to perform at a much higher capacity with a minimized infrastructure overhead.
The simple truth is, cloud-native applications can use cloud-native features. As you know, an application is written in the cloud. When this happens, it provides companies with auto-scaling, load-balancing provisioning, and auto-redundancy. That comes from the platform for a far more efficient use of resources.
Developing cloud-native applications (as opposed to retrofitting existing on-site applications) provides greater resilience and scalability. This modular, flexible architecture boosts the agility of your business, clearing the way for unhindered growth.
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