The Role of Microservices in Business Continuity

In IT, the days of monolithic computer applications are numbered. The new approach is to develop microservices, smaller applications that can be linked together to build a larger entity, these smaller apps being swapped in and out as required. Those of you who already met or worked with service-oriented architectures (SOA) will see similarities between this earlier model and today’s version. Web SOAP (simple object access protocol) services are yet another version. They are all based on the notion of calling up loosely coupled entities to accomplish different results, and – possibly – go elsewhere for those results, if the first entity is out of action. With a little broader thinking, these microservices could open the door to other advances in business continuity too. Read more