“In the next two to five years the widespread adoption of microservices, serverless computing, and containers will deliver public cloud speed and agility across private and industry-specific cloud environments, threatening hyperscalers’ dominance.”
According to a market study of cloud container usage, “about 28% of respondents say their organizations have been using microservices for at least three years; more than three-fifths (61%) of the respondents have been using microservices for a year or more.”
More than 90 percent of enterprises around the world have adopted cloud services in some shape or form. Additionally, 46 percent of them run a multi-cloud environment and 59 percent have adopted more advanced concepts like containers and microservices in their production set-up.
via Everest Group
Now that containerized architectures can increase application agility and speed, there’s been a push to package more applications in containers, and use Kubernetes to manage both compute and storage.
via The New Stack
“Cloud native technologies are continuing to expand into all sizes of companies and at a greater scale in production. While companies are growing their usage of containers in all facets of their development cycle, they’re also adding new cloud native technologies that complement Kubernetes to their technology stack.”
“There are things a monolithic architecture guarantees that are no longer true when we’ve distributed our system. Components (now services) no longer start and stop together in a predictable order.”
Source: The New Stack
To stay alive, some of the biggest global enterprises are making a radical change in how they build and deliver software. The new model is called microservices, an approach where large applications are broken down into small, loosely coupled and composable autonomous pieces.
Open source software technologies fundamentally shift the nature of the tasks being performed by captive IT organizations working for large enterprises. The rise of Linux Container applications built using agile development methodologies to deliver microservices represents a once-in-a-generation change — as developers exploit this digital transformation.
Most companies that are attempting to transform themselves into Digital Businesses are facing challenges with speed of software development. Microservices allow companies to have separate, smaller development teams that can create services to support new products, temporary promotions, new integration, and the ability to scale in the Cloud.