How It Works: Cloud Microservices

Transforming the Software Development Lifecycle

Software development has traditionally been a slow and resource-intensive process in most organizations. Gathering requirements, creating functional and technical specifications, programming, testing, and – ultimately – a monolithic application would be delivered to end users which would then start an iterative and ongoing process to evolve the application with changes in business requirements. Cloud solutions have dramatically improved this process – reducing overall complexity and costs.

Cloud microservices are independent applications that can be knit together into a larger system. Developers use microservices both to create new apps, and as a pattern to break apart and refactor legacy monolithic apps for the cloud era.

Adopting a microservices architecture can have a number of benefits, including helping you to release software faster, update your software more frequently, and even add new features more quickly. Organizationally, a microservices approach lets you dedicate smaller teams to smaller sections of the overall system. As these teams work independently, they can deliver updates faster. Microservices improve your team’s ability to innovate, unblock creativity and release more frequently.

Join us for this 4-minute video, created by IBM, to learn more about cloud microservices and how they can dramatically improve the software development lifecycle.


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