Microservices is an emerging application architecture that focuses on enabling Cloud-based, distributed applications to be built more easily. A Microservices application breaks up a traditional application into its composite services, each accessible through its own RESTful API for real-time connectivity. This enables the individual services to be developed and delivered separately using a DevOps / Continuous delivery method, and further enables each service to use the technology stack that is most appropriate for that service’s needs; the only thing a service exposes to the outside is its interface.
Companies that have existing Monolithic applications and want to move them to the Cloud know that the Monolithic architectures that worked well on-premises don’t translate well to distributed systems at scale. Since a Microservices architecture is flexible, and can be developed on a per-service basis, it is possible to use either integration code, or an iPaaS solution to build and deploy individual services that can support or replace parts of the monolithic application. In this way, Monolithic applications can be gradually broken down and deployed in parts into the Cloud. Because Microservices allow a gradual migration of traditional applications to the Cloud, Saugatuck expects that they will become a common pattern used in the Hybrid Cloud, where parts of the application using Microservices migrate to the Cloud, and the Monolithic parts will remain on-premises. Continue reading