The Cloud refers to a software that instead of running locally on your computer, runs directly on the Internet. These type of systems are designed to embrace rapid change, large scale, and resilience. A few companies that were pioneers of cloud native are Netflix, Uber and WeChat.
- Application definition and development layer: the top layer of the cloud-native stack focuses on the tools used by developers to build applications.
- Provisioning layer: the provisioning layer of the cloud-native stack includes anything required to build and secure the environment where an application will run, ideally in a repeatable fashion.
- Runtime layer: the runtime layer concerns anything associated with the running of a cloud-native application.
- Orchestration and management layer: the orchestration and management layer brings together the tools required to deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications, including orchestration and scheduling.
The main benefits of using a Cloud Native Software are:
- Languages: on Cloud Native Software the apps are more likely to be written in web-centric languages such as HTML,CSS and JAVA.
- Updatability: any organisation will need to keep their software updated to not become obsolete and Cloud-native apps are built to be highly available, resilient, and regularly updatable.
- Downtime: due to the scale and spread of the data centres managed by cloud vendors, outages in your software can be managed quickly by redirecting traffic to another region.
- Stateless: Cloud-native applications tend to be stateless, meaning that they don’t carry over saved data from one session to another. This means that we are able to scale easily across multiple servers and use less storage.
The digital world is continuously changing and evolving. In Alias we aim to develop systems and softwares that are able to keep up with the fast paced world of tech.
Cloud Native gives us the opportunity to design state of the art softwares that can be accessed safely and constantly in any place at any time.