Gartner Research

Developing a Microservices Architecture Adoption Strategy

Published: 13 August 2019

ID: G00436202

Analyst(s): Scot MacLellan, Wataru Katsurashima

Summary

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

Introduction

Analysis

  • 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

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.