The Cloud Never Sleeps Thanks to Microservices
Imagine if your software allowed continuous updates and upgrades, with no risk of taking down your active systems. When your applications run on microservices architecture, you can evolve much quicker and apply innovative solutions to focused business problems.
By migrating to a cloud-native microservices-based platform, you eliminate the pain of extended downtime and the risks associated including spinning up the servers, and more.
Get a quick overview of what you can achieve from Manhattan Associates CTO, Sanjeev Siotia.
What is Microservices Architecture?
Microservices architecture refers to platforms that connect many independently-deployable applications, called 'microservices', - each responsible for running a unique process - to help serve an overall business objective. In a retail environment, these applications may be programs such as Order Management, Point of Sale, Inventory Management, Fulfillment and Customer Intelligence, each coming together to help create outstanding customer experiences.
Older systems have been constructed on a monolithic architectural style. The severe limitation of this approach is that any modification made – even to a small section of the application – would require building and deploying an entirely new version. That means downtime, testing and a host of other inefficiencies.
With microservices architecture, modifications happen on the fly, giving retailers running cloud-native systems huge advantages in agility. They can capitalize on customer trends, tweak their mobile app and innovate freely in a host of other ways because they know the cost is low, the risk is low and the changes are seamless. In an omnichannel world, it’s a better way to do business.
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