What is the Native Cloud?

The Native Cloud is a new concept that makes it possible to produce applications and run them in a modern environment like the Cloud, whether private or public. With the ever-evolving technology, software is increasingly being developed using the methods employed by Cloud providers. This is what the Native Cloud is all about.



The Cloud Computing environment

The Cloud Computing environment offers very flexible possibilities of evolution. Native Cloud systems are also dynamic systems that have the particularity of including applications that run-in software containers constituting isolated units. Central orchestration processes improve system efficiency and enable better use of resources.

This better resource management leads to a reduction in maintenance costs in addition to demonstrating high efficiency. Like the Cloud environment in general, the Native Cloud is an extremely dynamic system.

It is well known that networked computing appeared several decades ago. The principle is the analysis of different hypotheses. These hypotheses include those that the network is reliable, that the network is homogeneous, that the network is secure, or that the network and bandwidth are limitless. All of these assumptions have been shown to be false.

With Cloud technologies, this type of problem is dealt with within the infrastructure itself. This is why more and more companies are turning to the native Cloud. It is becoming increasingly necessary to rationalize the use of data and mobilize as few resources as possible in this area. And because the native Cloud further reduces risk, there is a strong incentive to use it.

Using the Native Cloud

The benefits of the Native Cloud are numerous, and more and more companies are adopting this approach. Thanks to the Native Cloud, it becomes possible to transform application ideas into commercially available products very quickly. The company gains considerably in terms of both cost and speed. The necessary changes are made at high speed with less risk.

The native Cloud also increases the efficiency of the digital signal coding technique. Information is transmitted and distributed in subsets at different levels. The information can be used, in order of importance, to reconstruct the elements. The transmission adapts to the available data rate. The reactivity of the application can be preserved even if new users are added.

Another recognized advantage of the Native Cloud is that it allows companies to significantly reduce their hosting costs.

The architecture

The Native Cloud must be deployed in a particular architecture that has little in common with the application environment generally used by enterprises. On-premise applications have several differences with Native Cloud applications. Enterprise sites employ applications written in traditional languages commonly used in this environment.

Native Cloud applications are of a different nature. Instead, they use non-traditional, web-centric languages such as HTML, CSS, and Java, among others.

Another interesting feature of native cloud applications is that they are always up-to-date. They can be used at any time on demand. This is a major difference from the on-premise applications used by companies. The latter applications are updated on a regular basis and while they are updated, they are not available. Therefore, they cannot be used at all times.

What makes native Cloud applications available is that they are able to handle peak usage. When this happens, native cloud applications use more resources. The additional resources that are turned on can then be turned off when the situation stabilizes. So, there is no downtime.

The source-based application is also executable in a virtual environment. It is able to share its resources with other applications. Transfers are possible in case of failure.


Automated management

The Cloud allows native Cloud applications to be managed automatically. They have effective tools for orchestration and automation. Native Cloud applications also have the advantage of a modular design. Many of the functions of these applications can be broken down into microservices. A microservice is a set of small, independent architectural components.

The use of microservices enables continuous service. They are elastic and lightweight. When more resources need to be used, more instances of microservices can be added. When an update is required, the version of the microservice is changed very quickly. Microservices communicate through a common lightweight API.

In case of failure, the service is not interrupted. Data is stored in a set of services that remain in operation. The services are elastic and take up little space. Microservices use backup services that can be replaced. These services are used to store various data and to transmit messages. The agility of microservices is one of their main advantages.

The native Cloud is therefore to be recommended since current enterprise applications require much more space and resources. In traditional applications, everything is stored on virtual disks. The company must then have complex tools with updates that mobilize a lot of resources.

The importance of data management

With the emergence of Big Data, the issue of managing the ever-increasing amount of data is becoming paramount. Updates must be fluid and keep the system available. Partial updates are also not possible. This is why the native Cloud becomes indispensable. Data access must also be simultaneous.

Microservices are generally able to read and update the same data repository in parallel. The Native Cloud offers serialized updates. It is therefore possible to adjust the data flow according to user demand. No matter how much data growth or changes occur, the Native Cloud ensures that no interruptions occur.

The use of the Native Cloud also makes it possible to detect and avoid inconsistencies within the system. In addition, data items and files are saved in object storage. There is also a hierarchy of metadata. This eliminates the need for separate backup tools and processes.

There is also no need for complex integrations, just as there is no need to decipher image snapshots to access a specific file. Instead, data is stored and indexed in its native form. Native Cloud data services have atomic and stateless semantics, whether to store or retrieve an object or to retrieve a group of objects.

The Native Cloud is highly relevant in a world where each enterprise has its own system and data. The storage problem can now be solved, as can the overlapping of services. The trend is towards centralization of resources and storage management. Enterprises will increasingly adopt the native Cloud in the future.

Don't hesitate to contact Ryax to improve your data management as well.

The Ryax Team.