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Understanding Microservices: A Backgrounder for Enterprise Architects

This eBook compares a monolithic vs microservices architectural approach to application development. It dives into the benefits and challenges of microservices and helps you determine whether a transition to microservices would be right for your organization.

The Move to Microservices

The microservices movement is here; with more than 60% of enterprises already using microservices or strongly considering a move to this architecture. And, there’s proof it offers immense benefits to large organizations with thousands of applications – just ask Netflix, Google and Twitter. The move to microservices has impacts on all areas of application development but provides benefits that go far beyond business agility.

Microservices offer today’s organizations a way to help ensure always-on applications delivered at a faster rate with greater assurance of availability and performance.


Benefits microservices deliver:

  • Increased agility with the ability to rapidly iterate and develop services
  • Greater freedom of choice for developers to use the best services for a given project
  • Boosted application resiliency and overall improvements in the efficiency of development

We understand, for enterprises like yours, with an array of applications built on monolithic-oriented architectures, making the transition to microservices is a daunting proposition that would require both an organizational and cultural shift. This eBook reveals the differences between a monolithic and a microservices approach and provides insight into the value of microservices to help you take steps toward determining whether making the leap is in the best interest of your organization.


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