Gaining access to the cloud is the first step that opens the door to a greater scale of interoperability and efficiency unlike any other. As internet speeds continue to increase and 5G services roll out worldwide, cloud-native applications are becoming a much touted and viable alternative to rely on. Cloud-native applications are key to unlocking the full revenue potential of 5G services.
Cloud-native applications triumph over the conventional infrastructure’s capacity of handling increasing volumes of data with added flexibility of analyzing and utilizing the data in real-time. This feature of cloud-native applications allows for the detection of performance issues, troubleshooting, customer behavior and the like. This article outlines 5 key reasons why organizations should consider adopting cloud-native applications in order to improve their business operations.
1. Increased agility
Businesses gained agility with cloud by being able to rapidly develop, test and deploy applications. Cloud-native applications will help businesses leapfrog their software development cycles as this technology allows teams to deliver capabilities in the form of components, rather than large, monolithic projects. Big applications are fragmented in the form of components into microservices, thus making it relatively easy for updates and deployments.
Move to the cloud one service at a time: With each service being technology agnostic, organizations can now move a single service into the cloud, and then implement incremental changes to services and to existing applications without disrupting the performance of the rest of the application. Add to this a DevOps strategy as well as application containerization, which is modular and scalable up and down. The result is a cloud-native approach that is more agile in handling your influx of data and providing real-time insights as well.
2. Greater elasticity
In scaling up and scaling down on cloud, an application typically is taking advantage of the elasticity of the cloud or the flexibility in consumption depending on the demand. This has cost implications, as you pay for what you use and avoid costly over-provisioning of your own infrastructure.
Gartner predicts that enterprises need to move away from traditional “lift and shift” migrations and toward Cloud-Native Platforms (CNP).1 The flexibility of developing micro services with new features faster than their competitors on CNP can enable enterprises to truly deliver digital capabilities anywhere and everywhere and with faster time to value at lower costs.
3. Faster innovation
Gartner predicts that cloud-native platforms will serve as the foundation for more than 95% of new digital initiatives by 2025 — up from less than 40% in 2021.1 This is due to the ability to innovate faster as micro services and containers are maintained independently. The software development teams can now add features, quickly improve or roll back functionality or features thereby accelerating innovation and achieving successful business outcomes.
4. Improved customer experience
Small business executives, when asked what’s key to business success overwhelmingly responded, “Customer satisfaction.” This not-so-surprising insight comes from a YouGov survey of 503 business executives, commissioned by HundredX, a technology company that provides enterprise-level listening solutions.2 The survey opines that the important part of delivering this satisfaction is by collecting customer feedback.
Cloud-native helps in garnering customer feedback to better serve the customer with the help of a feedback loop. This can help derive outcomes from the insights measured and react faster to customer demand that will ultimately impact both customer experience and business outcomes.
5. Reduced cost-to-market
At the end of the day, every organization looks to optimize and reduce costs. They will seize or grab the opportunity of getting more for less. Cloud computing with its pay-as-you-go model not only reduces costs related to infrastructure but also helps businesses scale up and scale down whenever required. The adoption of cloud-native platforms further reduces IT expenditures as cloud-native applications offer reuse of components created for earlier projects and simplified testing with fewer problems due to micro services. The bottom line is developing cloud-native applications translates into faster development and increased productivity for IT departments, resulting in reduced costs.
What Can Relevantz Do for You?
When implemented correctly, cloud-native applications can deliver significant benefits for your business. Our cloud-native application capabilities will enable your organization to become a digital business that uses technology to drive superior customer experiences externally, powered by scalable platforms and agile processes internally. We use microservice architecture,
DevOps, continuous delivery, and containers in our cloud-native application development. We help enterprises that need faster time to market for their applications with a greater degree of flexibility and agility.
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