The platforms in the next chapters differ from all other technologies presented so far in that they enable the communication of microservices and support aspects of operation such as deployment, monitoring, or log analysis.

Support for HTTP and REST #

The platforms support HTTP and REST with load balancing, routing, and service discovery, but can be supplemented with other communication mechanisms. This makes it possible to use the platforms for setting up asynchronous systems.

However, this chapter considers synchronous communication. Microservices on platforms that use this type of communication differ most from microservices on different infrastructures concerning their mode of operation.

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