Okay, we figured out what is cloud-native app and it's time now to understand how your company will benefit from it.
There are key advantages of cloud application development:
Resilience and greater fault tolerance
- Resilience and greater fault tolerance
- No vendor lock-in
- Integration with modern technologies
- Reduced cost of infrastructure maintenance
- Faster time-to-market delivery
Cloud native development a priori deals with contemporary approaches like, e.g. microservices, kubernetes in cloud etc. It means that the application itself owns such properties like self-healing in case of downtime: if a container stops operating, another container will be up immediately. Or another example: if there is a sudden failure of a service within so-called "microservices net", it will not impact the operation of the full infrastructure, as it could happen to monoliths. In this case, you just isolate the issue and fix it, without need to stop the entire system. Thus, uptime of almost 99% is achieved! Security
Security is an integral part of any application, even if it is marginally native to cloud. Cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure take over the responsibility for secure data storage and its utilization.
Beyond this, it becomes possible to set up automated quality checks to enable strict code supervision. So, each time when developers commit any changes to the code, all main vulnerabilities are defined before deployment to production. No-vendor lock-in
Hype around cloud native development results in growth of open-source tools which liberated companies from N-years-long licenses and enterprise-level fees. It means you can switch the tools even more easily if you are not satisfied with services provided or prices and so forth.
As for hosting, there is no need to choose only one public cloud provider for this. As the recent statistics have shown, multi- and hybrid cloud solutions are gaining more and more popularity among companies: