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Why Developing Cloud Native Applications is worth The Time & Money
3 Reasons Why Developing Cloud-Native
Applications is Worth the Time and
• Globally, more than 65% of enterprises have started building their Applications Strategy and Roadmap on Cloud platforms. This
percentage is expected to double by 2020. Cloud platforms, like Azure, are redefining the way enterprises scale their businesses. Tech-
savvy enterprises are deploying game-changing technology solutions, and cloud-native applications are helping them stay ahead of the
competition. Here are some of the major reasons why developing cloud-native applications is advantageous:
• a. Auto-provisioning: Manage Resources automatically
Unlike the traditional applications where the resources are physically provided, Cloud-native applications enable automatic provision of
resources. They facilitate on-demand, self-service, programmatic provisioning, and releasing of resources used for compute & storage
services. This enables the business-critical applications to run smoothly with on-demand allocation of resources directly from the
application. These applications can automatically handle the task of data analytics, and bring back the resources to the poolafter
executing the task.
• b. Auto-scalability: Handle Continuous Business Needs automatically
Cloud-native applications are enabled with auto-scale feature to handle continuous business needs. This feature enables enterprises to
deal with complex up-down process needs with the pay-as-you-go model. The enterprises are required to pay only for the computing
resources used, and only for the time frame they are used. Consequently, this results in saving of thousands of dollars every year and
enterprises can also expand their application life cycle.
• c. Auto redundancy: Minimize Failure Risks automatically
The cloud-native applications are inherently resilient to failures. They automatically handle the outages and enable corrective actions.
In the event of failure, application processing instantly moves from one data center to another without interrupting the service. This is
executed so swiftly that the end user doesn’t even know that there was an outage. In case of the occurrence of a partial outage in one
data center, the cloud-based applications will still continue running seamlessly.
With these advantages of cloud-native applications, enterprises can improve their business processes with minimized
infrastructure overhead, costs, and manual efforts. They are highly resilient, scalable, portable, and can be updated easily.
Enterprises can even convert or migrate their LOB or enterprise applications to cloud native application architecture to improve
the performance of their businesses. However before that, they must analyze three things; the application’s architectural
complexity, its loosely-coupled services, and the level of efforts into migration. Some applications require significant code-
changes and testing, whereas others will need few weeks to be re-architected on PaaS or IaaS. It is essential to plan and
calculate the actual cost of migration efforts, and return on investments post migration. Several innovative enterprises are
benefitting by developing Cloud-native Applications using Microsoft Azure as their preferred cloud platform.