Can Cloud-Native Approaches Truly Optimize Enterprise IT?

Enterprise Cloud

“Cloud native” is all the rage these days, but what exactly is it, and what is its value to your business? Simply put, cloud native means that we leverage services that are specific to a particular public cloud provider. These native services include security, governance, storage, compute and any number of services that are foundational to a cloud provider’s applications. 

The primary advantages of leveraging cloud-native services include: 


• Better Performance Of Services: Because they are “first-class” citizens on the public cloud provider’s platform, they have better access to that provider’s resources, such as storage and compute. 


• Lower Cost To Operate: Native services can do more with fewer resources since you pay to play on a public cloud provider. Applications that leverage cloud-native services often operate at a fraction of the cost of non-cloud native services. 


• Ease Of Operations: Cloud-native operational tools manage cloud-native services. These tools and services work and play well together, which means operations using cloud-native tools and services are typically less complex and more reliable than nonnative approaches. 


The downsides of leveraging cloud-native services include potential lock-in and the need for specialized skills. Lock-in issues happen when you code specifically for cloud-native interfaces that are largely proprietary to a specific cloud provider. Those applications cost more in time, dollars and risk to move to other cloud providers. 


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