Here is an excerpt of a blog I have written for Sumo Logic, posted on CloudTweaks. To read the whole thing, visit CloudTweaks here.
Wanted: A New Approach for CTOs in Managing Microservices
The shift in application development strategies is moving from monolithic design to isolated and resilient components known as microservices. As a result, applications that were designed with platform entanglements such as database and messaging layers have become more complex and costly to operate and maintain. This provides new challenges to CTOs, who must stay aware of the most dynamic, cost-efficient, and secure methods of managing their company’s data, while navigating the inexorable slide toward a microservices economy.
The very thing that makes microservices a more practical application development practice – compartmentalization – leads to an incomplete management perspective. “There is now a more urgent need for end-to-end management – something that has never truly existed. We need to break down the silos between organizations and departments, and we need to move from reactive to proactive. This would be the nirvana of modern applications management,” says Morgenthal.
This puts the role of the CTO in a new, indispensable light, as someone who must take complete end-to-end ownership of an application’s life cycle, encourage communication, and understanding across all teams and timelines involved, and be capable of knowing the entire process.
On October 18, 2017, join us for our webcast, Managing the Transition to Microservices Management: The End-to-End Perspective. Hosted by JP Morgenthal, it will discuss the challenges and opportunities of microservices in today’s fast changing global economy. Admission is free. For more information and to register, please click here. Sponsored by Sumo Logic