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Developing a Microservices Architecture Adoption Strategy

Published: 13 August 2019

ID: G00436202

Analyst(s): Scot MacLellan , Wataru Katsurashima


Microservices architecture (MSA) enables agility and scalability, but it also increases complexity and is culturally and operationally disruptive. Tech CEOs must work across the executive team to develop a selective, evolutionary adoption approach to MSA to manage the change risk.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Align Product Releases With a Selective, Evolutionary Adoption Approach to MSA
    • Selective Approach With Multigrained Architecture
    • Evolutionary Approach to Microservices Architecture
  • Ensure Operational and Cultural Readiness Before MSA Adoption
  • Clarify Responsibility and Accountability in Feature Discussions

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