Latest microservices publications

Microservices in the Cloud-Native Era

For improved software development, monitoring, functionality, and speed – it is a must to adopt a microservices architecture. 

Modern microservices and the software development revolution

The world of enterprise software development came of age with the emergence of ‘single purpose’ software applications aligned to a specific business function. It started with accounting programmes in finance, but with time, many areas such as manufacturing, supply chain and inventory management also benefited from the emergence of purpose-built applications.

Monolithic structures like ERPs, for instance, were designed to increase efficiency by transmitting information across business functions. Problems started creeping in, however, when businesses customised these applications to cater to their own unique requirements.

More often than not, increased customisation rendered these applications slow and clunky since they were too rigid to scale, making frequent iterations difficult. The IT department that was supposed to incite productivity became the reason for falling behind.

The hidden costs of microservices

Microservices are hot right now. IT colleagues I talk with are excited about their potential, and thought leaders in various industries are speculating about their transformative power – and with good reason. Used effectively, microservices have the capacity to improve the flexibility and scalability of many software-based applications.

However, they’re not the right solution for every scenario. When they’re used without a strategic plan, they can end up costing a lot more than a company expects (in the same way that poorly planned cloud deployments can lead to outsized bills). Here, I’ll highlight some of the hidden costs microservices can add to a company’s IT program and offer some tips for evaluating whether they make sense in a given scenario.

TFM 2019: Leveraging MarTech to deliver frictionless customer experience

Today, consumers expect more from the brands they choose to follow and engage with and are demanding smarter and savvier experiences. Big businesses are using customer insight in elevating the customer experience but, marketing technology (MarTech) presents a unique challenge. How can companies create personal, one-on-one long-lasting relationships with customers while deploying digital, automated technology that all but eliminates the human factor?

The future of application delivery with Avi Networks at Cloud Expo Europe

AVI Networks talks the latest trends in application delivery and explains why the major cloud providers’ native load balancing services don’t provide the functionality and performance that enterprises are used to from their on-prem counterparts. In today’s multi and hybrid cloud world, environment portability is also non-negotiable. Roberto Casula, senior systems engineer at Avi Networks,… Read More