Going ‘cloud-native’ refers to the approach of developing and running applications that rely on a cloud computing infrastructure on a core architectural level. Cloud-nativity can also be defined as an amalgamation of cloud-based tools, technologies, and methodologies such as DevOps, microservices, continuous delivery, agile methodology and containers. There are three core elements of cloud-native architecture: Containers, Orchestrators, and Microservices. 

  • Containers: Cloud-native applications are containerised in order to facilitate transparency, resource abstraction and reproducibility.
  • Orchestrators manage and control how and where the containerised applications will run.
  • Microservices: Applications are divided into several segments known as microservices to make them more agile and easy to maintain. 

Points to Remember

  • The cloud-native approach offers more flexibility in application development compared to traditional methods. Enterprises can easily configure a cloud-native application to meet the changing requirements without needing to start the development process from the beginning.
  • Cloud-native apps are often written in a web-based language, such as HTML, CSS, .Net, PHP, Java, JavaScript, Python, Go, Node.js, and Ruby.