|Cloud-native architecture||Traditional architecture|
|OS independent||OS dependant
|Automated scalability||Manual scalability|
|Capacity utilization||Oversized capacity |
|Flexible and predictable||Complex and unpredictable |
Abstraction of the OS
As cloud-native application architecture frees developers from configuring, patching, and maintaining operating systems, it saves time to focus on product development. In other words, a cloud-native application architecture enables developers to use an operating system as a platform for abstracting away from underlying infrastructure dependencies. While on the other hand, traditional application architecture only allows developers to build close dependencies between the application and underlying OS, hardware, storage, and backing services. Such dependencies make migrating and scaling the build application across new infrastructure challenging, time-consuming and complex.
A cloud-native architecture pattern automates work by dynamically allocating and reallocating resources at deploy time based on a need basis. Thus, enabling the business to optimize resources, easily manage scaling, life cycle management, and orchestration across available resources, and helps to remove defects to minimize downtime quickly.
As cloud-native architecture uses microservices that enable the integration of small, loosely coupled, independently operating services to a single application, these services provide freedom and flexibility for the development team to experiment and try out frequent, independent updates without impacting the entire software. However, such flexibility is not possible for traditional architecture that uses monolithic architecture. Instead, it bundles many disparate services into a tightly integrated single unit with dependencies.
Cloud native architecture patterns encourage collaboration in the workspace. It brings the development and operations team together to transfer finished application code into production. In contrast, traditional development suffers from an over-the-wall handoff of completed application code from developers to operations, which runs it in production. Such a development method results in the internal conflict between teams, slow delivery of the software, and reduced staff morale.
Automated Backup and Recovery
Compared to traditional architectures, cloud-native development enables automatic backup and disaster recovery. Moreover, misplaced code, intermittent production data backup, and missing documentation are usual in traditional methods and do not apply to cloud-native development.
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