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Cloud Native Technology

  • Last Updated : 31 May, 2021

In this article, we will discuss the overview of cloud computing and cloud-native technology and then will cover Cloud-Native Technology, and its advantages, and finally concluded with a way forward for Cloud-Native. Let’s discuss it one by one.

Overview :
Cloud-Native Technology is one of the biggest trends in Software Technology. Don’t get confused at all Cloud Computing and Cloud-Native Technologies are not the same but can be considered as quite related.

Cloud Computing :
Clearly, Cloud Computing is termed as delivering of infrastructure platform, storage, databases, software applications as services via the internet. Some well-known providers of cloud services are- Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure Services, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), IBM Cloud, and many more.

Cloud-Native :
Cloud-Native can be described as an approach that builds Software Applications as Micro-services and runs as well as maintains them on a containerized platform to utilize the proper advantages of the cloud computing model., i.e., each organization will have to modernize its infrastructure, processes, and organizational structure while choosing the right cloud technologies as per their respective requirements and user’s total usage. 



Technical Facts :
It empowers organizations to build and run scalable applications and also provide feature to build in modern, dynamic environments like in private, public and hybrid clouds. Containers, service meshes, microservices, immutable infrastructure, and declarative APIs exemplify this approach. Cloud-Native can be stated as a service package of cloud-based processing and cloud-based services bundled together in an expandable environment by service provider enterprises. Cloud-Native Computing uses an open-source software stack to be perfectly balanced with certain criteria as follows.

  • All the deployed software applications, processes, packages in the cloud-based environment should be collected in their own authorized containers.
  • Perfect optimization of the dynamic orchestration of the cloud software applications, and resources in an active state.
  • For the overall easy maintenance and faster approach of the cloud-based applications and infrastructure, the segmentation of working processes is done, this segmentation is known as Micro-services.

Advantages of Cloud-Native :

  • Speed – 
    Faster to deploy than Cloud-based approach as in cloud-native no hardware and software has to be deployed while in the case of cloud computing they are slower because of hardware provisioning or software setup.
  • Reusability – 
    Since reusable elements, as well as services, constitute the cloud environment, so they can be maintained and reused easily.
  • Reduced Cost – 
    Since Cloud-native is server-less architecture so reduced cost as compared to a container-based architecture.
  • On-demand Infrastructure –  
    An invisible infrastructure that is easily portable and can be provided whenever there is a requirement or user demand.
  • Reliability – 
    Cloud-native is further scalable, flexible, and quite secure which makes it reliable for consumers.

Way Forward :
Ideas, proficient technology, and the latest concepts of Cloud-native architecture have introduced a new way to implement complex and scalable systems. Though it is powerful and promising technology such advantages need a solid foundation based on principles of Cloud Native Architecture. Some consider that this technology is hyped while other supportive techies considered it a future of software application development. But according to the pre-notions of certain analysts if the cloud-native approach becomes successful it could be a massive success in business sectors as it will become an easy task to move an idea into production quickly and more effectively.

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