Remember one of the key problems of "monolithic" companies? The IT director is always in charge there. Technical constraints create business constraints. Enterprises don't bother with this until they get into fierce competition. But when this happens, and they are looking to move to a microservice architecture, the first thing to change is the concept. Let's find out why migration is always for business growth and how the XME.fast code platform can help.
Business vs IT. Who is right?
First of all, let's analyze when the IT department says "no" in monolithic conditions. Often, when the business-side strives to accelerate service, expand the range of offerings, use a profitable SaaS or a new technology stack to make work more efficient. In general, always when it comes to complex processes that don't match with a core system. It is because changes in one component entail a temporary shutdown of the entire system. It's a negative customer experience and significant losses.
Anyway, it is also wrong for technical flaws to prevail over business drive for development. Customer expectations aren't met. The employees' work is not optimized. The company cannot properly position itself in the market. For large enterprises, this sounds like a sentence.
In a microservice environment, the opposite is true. Business requirements define functional ones. Modern technologies allow making any variations quickly and without affecting the overall operation of the system. Management can solve any problem that is core for a company's functioning, like:
expand limited scalability,
use different digital products for work and ensure seamless interaction between them,
exchange data in real-time,
add new services without damaging the overall system,
provide employees with apps that have a convenient one-stop-shop interface to improve KPI results, etc.
So, companies gladly chase that opportunity. That is why monolith vs. microservices migration is a trend as well as a challenging task. It is arduous to divide a monolith into many parts, where one microservice is one business responsibility. It is also complicated to combine the result to make the system components work together, despite many non-standard processes. Therefore, a customer's business needs are the first an architect should consider, working on a monolith separation.
How Fast-Code Platform Satisfies The Business Side
Conducting the migration from monolith to microservices, developers face an overwhelming task. They need to pay equal attention both to building the technical base and the app business logic. Usually, the first one takes more time, and the business logic is again left aside, just as it was in a monolithic system. To avoid such a problem, engineers should:
understand how to optimize and improve business processes,
use a set of modern tools and ready-made templates to design a business-oriented product,
work in an environment that solves linear technical issues.
The fast-code platform provides engineers with the entire technical base supporting the Cloud or gives the opportunity to get the new revenue stream based 5G technologies. Instead of developing from scratch, a specialist can use existing templates (the result of other companies' experience) and create a customized digital product based on them. XME.digital strives to rid the client of any dependency. Due to open source, a company can lobby its business needs and design solutions to satisfy them without vendor participation.
For successful entrepreneurship, business needs must drive any digital processes in the company. The defined business goal absence makes any digital change an inexpedient investment.
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