green cloud computingIT infrastructure continues to evolve in order to meet the demands of modern business. One of the most important developments in IT has been the introduction of cloud-native development which has helped businesses of all sizes significantly improve their development efficiency and scalability.

In the not so distant past,  most IT software and databases were stored and operated within local servers placed at business premises. These bespoke solutions were often quite costly, and also compromised on speed. The next stage was the move to the cloud, where applications and data were stored in online servers and updated periodically..

Cloud computing has been a real game changer for the IT industry. Cloud-based applications have helped IT managers overcome many of the  shortcomings of internally managed applications and servers. Cross-platform integration and different modules working coherently present the most viable situation for operational scalability.

What Does Cloud Native Development Bring To The Table?

Cloud-native development architecture is a framework that allows microservice applications to be developed and managed in different cloud environments independent of each other. While each microservice exists and operates independently, there will be APIs developed to integrate them as per the customized business needs.

This is a incredibly useful approach to development as you don’t want the whole system to be bogged down due to changes or updates at a microlevel module. Each of the applications run separately and this allows for quick changes and adaptation within individual service modules.

For instance, if there are any changes to be done in the HR module of a business software, while the development team is deploying the required changes, the rest of the modules will work just fine. This presents excellent operational scalability for both businesses and IT development teams.

Another benefit is that the quality of IT service gets continually optimized thanks to better detection of problems and areas for improvement. With microservices being monitored individually, IT teams are better able to isolate problems within apps and accelerate their learning process.

While cloud development environments expedite the development of cloud-based software, end-users need not worry about any of the backend infrastructure. All a user needs to be able to access applications developed in a cloud-native development environment is a working internet connection.

Is this a necessity?

Cloud-native development may not seem like a critical necessity for now as the cloud migrant apps still appear to be functional for many businesses. However, big data will only get bigger, and as businesses have to deal with more and more data, the importance of moving development into the cloud will become more apparent. Now is the time for IT managers to future-proof their operations by investing in cloud-native development.