Microservices

Bringing new applications to market faster and delivering superior application performance are core goals for any technology organization. As organizations grow, however, legacy monolithic applications create challenges for developers.

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Challenges

Slower Innovation

Developing software becomes increasingly challenging due to even the smallest changes requiring complete redeployments of the monolith.

Interdependency

Developers cannot properly isolate and compartmentalize changes as the codebase grows.

Decreased Resiliency

New code can crack the foundations of monolithic systems over time or fail as soon as they are put in production.

Kong Addresses Challenges of Managing Microservices at Scale

Increase Efficiency

Accelerate development. Automate redundant tasks. Empower your developers.

Increase Visibilty

Understand your connections. Identify performance issues. Make real-time improvements

Improve Security

Identify anomalous activity. Restrict access with RBAC. Secure services end-to-end.

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Kong Supports Every Step of Your Journey

Kong Enterprise provides a simple, fast, scalable, and flexible service control platform for complex modern architectures. Kong Enterprise secures, manages and monitors all your services to accelerate innovation across all use cases.

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Microservices

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Emerging Patterns

Microservice Architectures

Agility

Componentization and distributed functionality enable application developers to iterate and deploy continuously, independent of other business units and application teams.

Freedom of Choice

Developers can autonomously choose their preferred frameworks which results in their being able to build and deploy functionality more quickly.

Resiliency

Microservices are designed for failure with redundancy and isolation in mind, which in turn makes applications more robust.

Efficiency

There can be significant savings for the enterprise that decouples functionality and adopts microservices. In order to better understand whether or not a microservices-based approach to development and deployment is optimal, let’s look at the differences between the more traditional monolithic architectural approach and microservices.

Strategies

There are several strategies to choose from for a transition to microservices, each with their respective pros and cons which should be considered prior to this process.

 

ICE CREAM SCOOP STRATEGY

Gradually transition from a monolithic application to a microservice oriented architecture by “scooping out” different components within the monolith into separate services.

 

LEGO OPTION STRATEGY

Only build new features as microservices. This option effectively calls for stacking the monolithic and microservices on top of each other in a hybrid architecture.

 

NUCLEAR OPTION STRATEGY

Rarely adopted, this strategy requires rewriting the entire monolithic application into microservices all at once.

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