Cloud-native is the concept of building and running applications that take advantage of the distributed computing offered by the cloud delivery model. Cloud-native apps are built to exploit the flexibility and scale of the cloud. By 2025, businesses will deploy 95% of all new workloads on cloud-native platforms.
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A look at the Distributed Cloud Series research
2023 Distributed Cloud Series research has four parts that expand on research from the 2022 data sets, provide trend information on market direction, clarify the developer and DevOps buyer persona, and offer insights into the requirements that influence modern IT buying and decision-making.
Cloud-native application strategies are more familiar with public cloud usage. Almost three-quarters of organizations are currently developing cloud-native applications based on a microservices architecture. Over 48% of companies plan to move most of their apps to the cloud by the end of 2022.
The figures showed the following:
According to a survey, more than half of production applications will be based on a cloud-native architecture in the next two years. Most organizations use public cloud infrastructure and platform services for their production applications. Most organizations use more than one cloud infrastructure services provider. A majority of organizations think application portability is essential.
Modern application architectures are recognized by IT. Cloud-native applications run faster than traditional applications. Most respondents said that cloud-native application development had had a positive impact. The areas include deployment efficiency, error identification, and code review efficiency. More than one-third of respondents said security is the biggest challenge they have faced or expect to face with their cloud-native applications.
Organizational dynamics support cloud-native success. A cross-functional team approach is needed in selecting the deployment location of cloud-native applications. When it comes to cloud-native ecosystems, paid enterprise-level support is the preferred method. Most respondents said that they were influenced to purchase an enterprise agreement by a vendor’s involvement in an open-source project. Spending on technologies, services, and personnel supporting cloud-native application development is expected to increase. More than half said this is an action to improve application development strategies.
By 2022, the global cloud computing market will reach $623.3 billion. By 2025, that number will push through the $800 billion mark. So many organizations plan to increase spending on technologies, services, and personnel supporting cloud-native application development over the next 12-18 months. More than half said this is an action to optimize cloud-native application development strategies.
Whether creating a new cloud-native application or modernizing an existing one, developers should follow the below principles.
1. Follow the Microservices architecture.
Incremental, automated, and continuous improvement of an application without causing downtime can be achieved by breaking applications down into Microservice.
2. It’s best to rely on containers for maximum flexibility.
It is possible to package software with all of its code in one place. It allows maximum flexibility in a multi-cloud environment. As defined by the user, containers allow fast scaling up and down.
3. Adopt agile methods.
Agile methods speed up the creation and improvement process. The working application version can match as closely as possible to user expectations if developers can quickly update based on user feedback.
Ultimately, the cloud is an excellent foundation for innovation. Businesses that focus on modernization now and take proactive steps to build new and enhance existing cloud-native applications will be the businesses that thrive.
Post courtesy: George Passidakis, Director of Sales and Marketing at Apex Technology Management.