Here at Cloud Underground, one of our three foundational pillars is cloud-native development. But what does that mean?
Cloud-native development is a software development approach that is designed specifically for cloud computing environments. It involves the use of cloud-based technologies, such as microservices and containerization, to build and deploy applications in a way that is optimized for the cloud.
The goal of cloud-native development is to enable organizations to take advantage of the scalability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness of cloud computing platforms, while still being able to develop and deploy applications quickly and efficiently. This is achieved by breaking down applications into smaller, independent components that can be developed, tested, and deployed independently, and by leveraging cloud-based tools and infrastructure to automate and streamline the development and deployment process.
Check out Episode 9 of the Cloud Underground Podcast for more on cloud-native development
The way of the future
Cloud-native development is here to stay. It’s becoming the industry standard because it allows for the creation of resilient, scalable apps built with DevSecOps principles in mind.
But there’s a flip side of this.
According to an article from SDxCentral, cloud-native dev “is much easier said than done. It’s incredibly hard to build the underlying infrastructure that makes cloud-native applications possible because technologies like Kubernetes, serverless computing, and microservices are massively complex.”
Not to mention, the people who possess these skills are some of the rarest talents in the industry.
And this is exactly why we at Cloud Underground built Underground Nexus, the cloud-native data center and software factory pipeline. The Nexus provides that elusive “underlying infrastructure” necessary for cloud-native development.
Build your own Underground Nexus in just a few easy steps! It’s open-source, cloud agnostic, and full of all the tools you need to start developing today. Like, in less than hour. Seriously.
More about cloud-native development
Some of the key characteristics of cloud-native development include:
- Microservices: Applications are built as a collection of small, independent services that can be developed, tested, and deployed independently, rather than as a monolithic codebase.
- Containerization: Applications are packaged into container images that can be easily deployed and run on any cloud platform, without the need for complex setup or configuration.
- Automated testing and deployment: Cloud-native development relies on automated testing and deployment tools to ensure that code is of high quality and can be quickly and reliably deployed to production.
- Continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD): Cloud-native development emphasizes the use of CI/CD pipelines to automate the build, test, and deployment process, enabling teams to deliver new features and updates to users faster and more frequently.
Overall, cloud-native development is designed to help organizations build and deploy applications more quickly and efficiently, while taking full advantage of the benefits of cloud computing platforms.
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