We have often talked about how working with Micro Services brings about changes at many levels in an organization. Today we will tackle the how to prepare for these changes to come and the transition can be made smoother.
The 3 main things to consider are services, dev-ops coordination and security.
Aside from changing network speed and construction, Micro Services tend to have a huge effect on the services associated with the applications. Given the loose coupling necessary to obtain a functional Micro Services architecture the dev and operations teams need to divide their network services between those directly associated with applications and those that are not.
Service discovery needs to be implemented as well. The tool used for this needs to be equally dynamic on and off cloud. The service discovery has a direct impact on your infrastructure since it affects how the services interact.
In addition to all this the rise of containerization services has led to a need for compatible management services to make the workflow smoother.
Making the transition to Micro Services is not especially easy on teams and because of this the development and operations teams need to work in synchronization to facilitate this transition.
Ideally in a Micro Services structure exclusively one team from start to finish handles each application, but often, if your team is small this does not happen. Instead the team is handling multiple applications and sometimes working with other teams. In such a scenario the operations and development schedules need to be synched to perfection to make for smooth deployment.
Security is not something one thinks of first hand when considering transitioning to Micro Services. The biggest advantage of this infrastructure is the agility it affords and every malicious attack that your security blocks, is one less stress on your application. Thus, a sound security system helps your applications to perform stress free and with the required agility.
Written By: Meghna Verma