While the microservices integration approach offers agility and flexibility to developers, many are finding out the hard way that there is a whole lot of complexity that comes along with it.
I asked Ann Marie Bond, Senior Manager of Product Marketing for AppMesh, what the secret is to managing microservices.
Q. Why are microservices such a big trend?
Ann Marie: It all started with the massive trend known as the cloud. Initially, businesses began adopting software-as-a-service in the cloud, signing up to be users of platforms managed by someone else. This eliminated the cost and IT effort needed to maintain hardware.
A recent report by O’Reilly finds that 77% of respondents have adopted microservices. That’s because a microservices architecture lets you make changes to an app’s services without the need to redeploy the full application. Unlike traditional packaged apps, microservices are built by small teams who can choose their own tools and languages. Microservices-based applications are made up of a network of services, each performing a specific business function. Services communicate with each other to request data and implement application logic. Being able to control individual parts of the app independently makes it easier to quickly modify and improve.
AppMesh consists of a set of lightweight, powerful microgateways that are controlled by a central API management platform. It gives you visibility into the behavior of both your users and your microservices at the application level. And you can easily reuse and govern those microservices just as you do with APIs.
With an API Management platform for centralized operation of all your APIs, microservices, and meshes, you can successfully deploy and manage your applications with confidence. You can create context-specific rules for customer experiences that are personalized and targeted—without coding. This helps you achieve the agility that comes as a benefit of microservices without the complexity that can accompany microservices architectures.
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