How Enterprises Can Use Microservices to Their Advantage

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2016-10-13

Microservices drive the digital empires of companies such as Amazon and Netflix, delivering benefits that include increased agility, high-speed data movement and scale. CA defines a microservice as "an independently deployable component of bounded scope that supports interoperability through message-based communication. Microservice architecture is a style of engineering highly automated, evolvable software systems made up of capability-aligned microservices." However, recent high-profile system outages have indicated an increasingly worrisome challenge: the need for rapid performance monitoring. According to Gartner Research, 51 percent of enterprises want to adopt microservices but don't have the ability to manage the performance challenges that can come with more fragmented, distributed and diverse architectures. The following eWEEK slide show, using industry information from Gartner Research and Anand Akela, senior director of product marketing at AppDynamics, examines microservices and what enterprises need to know to maneuver and use them for positive business results.


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