Assuming that the readers of this article savvy the meaning of cloud and cloud computing services, we will try to know about cloud-native solutions directly and would try to understand why they are called native, first of all.
And to understand the entire subject of this article, we need to proceed with the smallest comprehensible entity of the subject i.e. ‘infrastructure’, then how it becomes elastic so we call it ‘an elastic infrastructure’ and what does it mean?
Secondly, for a comprehensive start, we must know that Cloud-native solutions are container-based solutions that serve the services already packaged in cloud-based containers. And those services or microservices usually help in becoming the cloud infrastructure ‘elastic’ with the help of agile DevOps processes.
Thus, we will also get to know later on what are microservices, and how they support cloud-based solutions in becoming native?
Let us start with knowing that-
What does infrastructure mean in cloud services?
Components that help in building a structure, including the hardware components, the server resources, storage devices or virtual resources, etc., or whatever helps in the execution of a utilizable service or software, are called infrastructure.
Similarly, whatever serves in executing the cloud computing consulting services are known as cloud infrastructure components.
In the beginning, we have used the term ‘microservices’. Let us now understand the meaning of the same in a very quick manner.
What does microservices mean?
The term ‘microservices’, especially in the cloud world, refers to a software development approach only by any enterprise software development company. Like, with the help of microservices, the software is sought to be built with the combination of single-function modules.
Single-function modules are the modules that help the software become flexible and fully customized. And they can be controlled individually by a team of software developers.
From here, we can understand the meaning of how that cloud-infrastructure becomes elastic?
These microservices are solely responsible for the elasticity of cloud infrastructure. By rendering an application software flexible through single-function modules that allow the software to become custom controlled i.e. simply called an elastic infrastructure because of the liberty to apply changes as per the requirement.
Now, it is time when we need to simply focus on the main character of this article i.e. cloud-native solutions.
What are the cloud-native solutions?
To understand the meaning, it is necessary to know the literal meaning of the term ‘native’.
When we depend on something with some conditions, we do not call it ‘native’. Thus, anything that frees you from the outbound constraints and conditions, becomes native.
Technically, in cloud-native solutions, the customer satisfaction and delivery approach are focused. So that the service or delivery does not have to depend on external factors like the server, etc. It uses a serverless approach and reacts effectively to meet the customer needs.
However, cloud computing delivery models i.e. SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, are the services of three different forms having their own boundaries to serve.
What is Elastic infra-development?
When we deploy cloud-native solutions, the microservices in it helps us in controlling the overall mechanism and service from every single point possible. It is similar to the fully customizable application that allows us to customize our solutions according to your needs.
It happens because the architecture style gets completely unique and different from the traditional one. Here, the microservices run their own mechanism with the help of their suite of small services and do not depend on external services to respond for.
Container orchestration also helps in making things flexible and turning cloud-native solutions more desirable for the future. What is it?
In simple words, Orchestrator replaces the direct interaction with externally provided APIs.
And, the containers containing microservices embedded within, are capable of being run in different languages or with unique frameworks. Thus, making the cloud-native solutions even more flexible to operate irrespective of any platform environment without friction but an orchestrator is required for the same to manage or handle everything efficiently.
Necessity and boundations
A cloud-native solution is a sort of self-owned stuff that allows complete independence over the mode of operations, ability to respond with, and accessibility as well. Nothing comes for free and requires equal in against what it renders.
Thus, consistent monitoring and cloud-support are required because cloud-native is recognized for continuous service and activities, unlike traditional ones.
Undoubtedly, it will reduce the overall cost, but would also ask for better speed of network because of newly introducing technologies like serverless operations, used in it.
Advantages of Cloud-native technology
Cloud-native solutions enable us to respond quickly to the customer and justify the vision behind developing this technology of enhancing the customer experience.
It enables healthier delivery channels by providing complete cloud-based but native data-storage or server-less services.
Flexibility is the biggest success that we have got post introducing the microservices into the cloud-native technology. Their automated resource management and the ability to bring the resource back to the pool post-execution is very desirable for any developing body.
Also, its cost reduction through container orchestration is a keynote to praise of.
Who could forget the customizability it renders, or we should say the elasticity over its infrastructure is one of the biggest achievements of the same.
Such developments like Cloud-native are envisioned only to give more than what we already have. Although, every new invention or development is supposed to do the same some of them come as an alternative whereas, some come as a completely new technology into the market.
Cloud-native solutions are the combination of both and are facilitated to utilize the cloud technology at its best and remove most of its dependence.
In traditional methods, we ought to depend on external services, but here we get almost every control of our structure and thus we call it an elastic infrastructure developed with the help of cloud-native solutions. It is a matter of monitoring wisely after its deployment.
Thus, to get such an agile cloud computing solution developed along with 24*7 it consultation services that help manage and monitor the same for better customer-employee relationships, make sure to hire the best possible around you.