Cloud-native architecture provides scalable applications that can reside in public, private and hybrid clouds. The benefits are enormous – you can create containerized, loosely coupled systems, that are easier to manage, more resilient and faster to deploy.
Cloud-native apps are far easier and less-costly to build and deploy than traditional applications. Updates are deployed instantly, and without the pain of complex installations.
In the past, infrastructure was built to accommodate peak demand, wasting resources and increasing costs. Because cloud-native infrastructure scales dynamically, average infrastructure costs are lower because you don’t have to build for those peak demands.
Apps built with cloud technologies are far easier to scale, using just the resources you need. On-demand elastic scaling provides virtually limitless scaling of resources in real-time. And when scaling is done at the container level, infrastructure is optimized, and you only pay for what you use.
Cloud-native applications are inherently more reliable by their nature, and redundancy and fail-over strategies are far easier to implement, and at a reasonable cost. Disaster recovery and mitigation in case of a cluster fail is far faster. When done correctly, an outage will be completely invisible to the users, with zero downtime.
Ease of Management
Managing installed applications is an enormous burden on organizations. When cloud-native application updates are deployed, everyone gets the update instantly. And continuous integrations and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines using automation makes code delivery frequent and reliable.