To meet dynamic performance requirements, more and more companies are considering migrating their software architecture to microservices. In contrast to the self-contained solution of the classic monolithic architecture, microservices distribute functions across many small applications with clearly delineated responsibilities.
This modularization increases flexibility for updates and new features by removing aggravating dependencies. At the same time, however, it introduces a new level of orchestration complexity that requires clear collaboration and communication structures among the autonomous teams.
Monolith vs. microservices – or both?
Another option is a hybrid approach with a monolithic core for the main functionality and specialized subsystems triggered by messages. These components, in turn, can be offloaded to a cloud environment to reduce infrastructure overhead.
Choosing the appropriate architecture requires considering numerous factors and weighing all the pros and cons. For example, the complexity of the intended solution and the associated requirements in terms of scalability, data volume and performance must be considered. But existing team resources and the organizational culture should also be taken into account, as not every architecture is suitable for every company.
A migration of the IT architecture also means organizational change. We support you in determining the right model for your organization and accompany your restructuring project. For further information please contact us!