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.
With leading businesses like Amazon, Google and Netflix jumping on the microservices train, you may be seriously considering adopting this new way of designing software applications. They might be all the rage, but are they right for you?
The biggest hurdle for most businesses is how to blend microservices with existing systems in the organization. Most companies are not going to simply throw out the old and replace with new – this just doesn’t make sense. So, can both live happily alongside each other?
Yes, but there is a steep learning curve. A microservices-based integration architecture requires new patterns for event-based communication, microgateways for policy enforcement, and network-level controls to be managed with a service mesh.
Is service mesh the answer?
Service mesh is one solution that has evolved to manage microservices in the cloud. This helps make network-level communications easier.
But imagine if your mesh was a set of lightweight, flexible microgateways that are controlled by a central API management platform? Then you would get the additional benefit of visibility of microservices at the application level. You could reuse and govern them to take control.
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.
Want to learn how?
Check out our upcoming webinar on November 12, 2020, where you can see a live demo of the platform ranked #1 for API Management that helps you achieve success with microservices. We’ll show you our best practices on how to design an appropriate integration architecture for microservices and master the tools to help you deliver microservices-based integrations faster.
Key topics include:
- Patterns for integration using microservices
- How APIs and microservices work together in a cloud-native architecture
- Simplifying DevOps automation with Docker, Kubernetes, and more
- Demo of Istio with webMethods Microservices Runtime.