Why are microservices important for a true cloud environment?

The reason why microservices are so important for a true cloud environment is because of these four key benefits:

  • Each microservice is built to serve a specific and limited purpose, and hence application development is simplified. Small development teams can then focus on writing code for some of the narrowly defined and easily understood functions.
  • Code changes will be smaller and less complex than with a complex integrated application, making it easier and faster to make changes, whether to fix a problem or to upgrade service with new requirements.
  • Scalability — Scalability makes it easier to deploy an additional instance of a service or change that service as needs evolve.
  • Microservices are fully tested and validated. When new applications leverage existing microservices, developers can assume the integrity of the new application without the need for continual testing.