How to introduce microservices in a legacy environment

It is critical to balance risk with reward and, when it comes to microservices, embrace an evolutionary approach and process


While no consensus exists on how to define microservices, it is generally agreed that they are an architectural pattern that is composed of loosely coupled, autonomous, fine-grained services. The services are independently deployable and communicate using a lightweight mechanism such as HTTP/REST. Enterprises that need to make frequent changes to their systems—and where time to market is paramount—need to be investigating how to introduce microservices in their legacy environments to realize a digital transformation that drives tangible business results.

The benefits and potential hurdles associated with adopting microservices are well documented. On the plus side, the modular and independent nature of microservices enables improvements in efficiency, scalability, speed, and flexibility. Detractors, however, frequently point to management and security challenges, especially when they pertain to customer-facing applications and services.

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