Architecting the Future: Cloud Native Applications

To better prepare for the future, it’s important to get a solid understanding of this rising technology trend. In this e-book, we examine cloud native architecture, look back at the rise of cloud native app development, and explore the future of cloud native on the entire software ecosystem.

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To compete with large enterprise incumbents, Middle Market and SMB companies need an API platform that enables them to easily build and run next-generation software by providing an enterprise-grade performance with consumer-grade ease of use. Other API gateways and platforms lack the performance, ease-of-use, and automation needed to enable lean teams to build and operate complex, next-generation software.

The Kong Enterprise API platform provides the performance, ease-of-use, and automation Middle Market and SMB companies need to be able to easily build, manage, and scale new services and products in the most cost-effective way possible.

Reduce Time to Market

  • Kong seamlessly integrates into CI/CD workflows to automate manual deployment and release tasks and accelerate dev cycles.
  • Kong encodes governance into development workflows by standardizing traffic control policies and enabling spec-first development.

Improve Customer Experience

  • Kong Enterprise provides the industry’s lowest latency and highest scalability to ensure your services always perform at their best.
  • Kong’s lightweight, open source core allows you to optimize performance across all your services, no matter where they run.
  • Scale Kong nodes linearly to process trillions of API calls with zero decrease in performance or stability.

Reduce Cost

  • Maximize resource efficiency and minimize footprint with Kong’s lightweight core.
  • Empower developers to use the best tool for the job at the lowest cost
  • Dynamically scale up and down with demand to optimize cost without sacrificing performance
  • Avoid development siloes, which could require costly integrations
  • Avoid Lock-in and component dependencies

In this eBook, we discuss:

  • What cloud native architecture is, why it came to be and what dominant software development trends shape the architectural trend
  • The history of cloud native applications, why they’re important and what they mean for practitioners
  • Considerations for practitioners, benefits and challenges for adopting this development strategy
  • The impact of this architecture on the entire ecosystem