The growing needs of business has constantly pushed the IT industry to explore different architectures for developing applications. Since most of the households in developed and developing nations have internet the adoption of IT has increased. People are more connected through technology and internet. Kids this generation can know about a place, thing or an event in history very easy. More people are using the applications, and this has given rise to different challenges to the IT industry to scale the applications.
Some of the major considerations of the end users these days are
- Availability of the applications 24X7
- Accessible in multiple devices and resolutions
- Usability of the applications
- Data security and transparency on policies
We are seeing countries adopt strong security policies to safeguard the end users. European union has adopted General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to ensure data privacy.
Given all these challenges Application architectures also need to evolve to keep pace with the changing requirements. Microservices architecture is widely accepted to be a good approach that could address all or most of these challenges. Of course, Microservices architecture is not a magic wand that could address all the issues, but it needs to be tailored to the given situation to address these challenges.
Cloud adoption has also helped Microservices architectures to evolve. This architecture can be applied to application hosted on data center, hybrid cloud or cloud.
In this series of blogs lets try and understand what this architecture is all about. What are the problems it is going to solve and how teams need to adapt? We shall also discuss the additional challenges it is going to bring.
The posts are segregated into following topics.