When fully leveraged and combined with robust automation, cloud-native architectures provide for better system resiliency and manageability, and allow your teams to make high-impact changes frequently and predictably while minimizing risk. Here now are the key technologies to help reduce costs:
1. DEVOPS CULTURE
Developers will work closely with operations engineers, security, and support staff, and each team becomes responsible for a small, well-defined aspect of your organization's products or services.
2. AGILE METHODOLOGIES
An agile development team is flexible, adaptable, and able to move quickly in the face of change. As agile methodologies have matured alongside cloud environments, they have become the critical enabler for producing interoperable, distributed applications.
3. DEVOPS TOOLS
When used across the entire organization, common project management and version control tools help to simplify, streamline and, most importantly, automate development tasks and practices. These tools allow developers to work in isolated branches and iterate on small, clearly defined deliverables.
4. TEST-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT
Automated testing is a cornerstone of DevOps and CI/CD. By developing tests alongside each feature and feeding those tests into the automated CI/CD pipeline, your teams produce a reliable regression system that catches potential errors early in the pipeline.
5. AUTOMATED CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT
Automated configuration management tools like Ansible, Puppet, and Chef allow your operations teams or full-stack developers to produce production-like environments without error, every time.
6. PUBLIC CLOUD VENDORS
The draws of public cloud include the promise of infinite scalability and managed total cost of ownership. Now in their mature state, these providers, like Amazon Web Services, Azure, and Google Cloud offer rich platforms of services and resources that can rapidly accelerate your move toward cloud-native development practices.
7. MICROSERVICES ARCHITECTURE
In a cloud-native environment, developers learn to architect code so that each feature is distilled down to its smallest working components. And because each microservice is self-contained and small, changes are less likely to introduce regression errors across your overall solution.
While microservices development accelerates cloud-native development, containers hold the secret to unlocking the full potential of distributed delivery. By exposing the microservice through a defined API and wrapping a piece of functionality with the full infrastructure stack needed to make it operate at its maximum level of efficiency, you can then deploy the service wherever its needed.
9. PLATFORM-AS-A-SERVICE FRAMEWORKS
These systems, like OpenShift and Cloud Foundry, help automate deployment and management across your multi-cloud architecture and provide detailed analytics to help optimize your operational environments. After gaining an understanding of all the elements that go into becoming cloud-native, you might see that you already have some of the puzzle pieces in place.
PROACTIVE TRAINING ENVIRONMENTS
The following four steps can help you build the type of proactive training environment that accelerates transformation: 1. Make training a goal with tangible rewards 2. Partner with a vendor-approved training provider 3. Train before you automate 4. Focus on training for soft skills, too.
If your company is still operating as a collection of silos, achieving cloud-native optimization may be more complicated than you realize. The modern demand for nonstop innovation doesn't leave any room for duplicated efforts or repetitive administrative tasks. With the right training, you can create a team that works purposefully and cooperatively toward your strategic goals. Upgrade your organization's skills and keep your teams and organization running at the speed of the modern enterprise with ExitCertified training. Talk to us about where you are on your journey and where you want to be, and well help you accelerate the optimization of your cloud-native environment. And if you enjoyed this video, be sure to like, comment, and subscribe!
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