Most organizations today are moving towards the adoption of Agile and DevOps ways of working, however legacy systems and architectures prevent them from realizing the full potential of those practices. Microservices architecture is a key enabler of achieving the desired agility and is instrumental for delivering more responsive and agile applications.
The concept of microservices has been around for many years and many organizations have attempted to adopt microservices in some form. While some have been successful, others have concluded that, our business is unique and therefore microservices are not for us. However, the difference in business setups has little impact on a microservices architecture’s ability to generate the desired outcomes. Our experience confirms that the lack of success here is often due to insufficient consideration of key constraints and areas of concern that most organizations face with microservices migrations. Fully addressing these concerns can make or break a firm’s effort to achieve their objectives for introducing microservices.
This paper explores the five most common issues we see firms struggle with on their journey towards implementing microservices.