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Solution Path for Using Microservices Architecture Principles to Deliver Applications

Published: 09 March 2018

ID: G00347054

Analyst(s): Kevin Matheny


Technical professionals focused on application delivery face increasing pressure to deliver quickly and support rapid scaling. This Solution Path serves as a guide for using the principles of microservices architecture to deliver significant benefits.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

Solution Path Diagram

Solution Path

  • Step 1: Identify Target Services
    • Evaluate Service Granularity Options
    • Assess Organizational Readiness for MSA
    • Identify Organizational Objectives
  • Step 2: Update Skills and Processes
    • Update Development Skills
    • Test Throughout the Software Life Cycle
    • Automate Deployment
  • Step 3: Evolve Applications
    • Expose APIs Backed by Macroservices
    • Extract Functionality by Using Miniservices to Increase Agility
    • Refactor to Microservices for Extreme Agility or Scaling
  • Step 4: Grow Outer Architecture Capabilities
    • Build Capabilities as You Need Them


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