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What is Cloud Native?

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Cloud Native

Cloud Native is a way of designing and running software that takes advantage of the benefits of Cloud computing. Companies that use a cloud-native infrastructure to develop and run software are able to quickly bring new ideas to customers and more efficiently adapt to consumer demands.

Cloud Native technologies

Organizations can use Cloud Native technology to develop and manage scalable applications in new, complex environments like public, corporate, and hybrid clouds. This approach can be seen in bins, service meshes, microservices, immutable infrastructure, and declarative APIs.

Cloud Native applications

Cloud Native systems are made up of a variety of small, loosely coupled services. If an app is “cloud-native,” that means it was developed with the intention of offering a single creation and management interface through private, public, and hybrid clouds.

Cloud Native architecture

Cloud Native architecture is a design methodology that uses cloud providers (like EC2, S3, Lambda from AWS, etc.) to allow dynamic and agile application development methods that use a suite of cloud-based microservices rather than a monolithic approach for designing, running, and upgrading applications.

Importance of Cloud Native

Cloud Native architecture takes full advantage of the public cloud’s distributed, elastic, and modular nature helping to concentrate on writing code, add market value, and keep consumers satisfied. Going cloud-native involves eliminating several levels of hardwareincludes networks, servers, and operating systems.

Cloud-Based vs. Cloud-Native application development

Application development that is container-based, dynamically orchestrated, and uses microservice architectures is referred to as cloud-native development. Cloud-native systems have much of the same features as cloud-based applications, such as elastic scalability and high availability, because they run in containers and are dynamically orchestrated. Cloud-based development refers to application development that is implemented by a browser that interfaces to a cloud-based platform; while, cloud-native development refers to application development that is developed on containers and microservices.

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