Cloud‑native is the way forward for increased business agility and speed to market. Cloud‑native applications are essentially built to run in the cloud and are optimized to take full advantage of all the benefits cloud brings, including elastic scalability, high availability and self‑healing.
Legacy applications can be rewritten using cloud‑native technologies.
Research defines cloud‑native software as “applications designed from the ground up to take advantage of cloud computing architectures and automated environments, and to leverage API‑driven provisioning, auto‑scaling, and other operational functions.”
From an economic point of view, cloud‑native technologies enable the true value of cloud by scaling and developing applications in much shorter timelines than has been possible previously. Cloud‑native works well with multicloud environments as the approach can take advantage of operational functions to deploy efficiently and productively across multiple infrastructures.