Our industry is in the midst of the single most significant transformation of its history. We are reaching the tipping point, where every company starts migrating its workloads into the cloud. With this migration comes the realization that systems must be re-architected to fully unlock the potential of the cloud.
In this book, we will journey into the world of cloud-native to discover the patterns and best practices that embody this new architecture. In this chapter, we will define the core concepts and answer the fundamental question: What is cloud-native? You will learn that cloud-native:
- Is more than optimizing for the cloud
- Enables companies to continuously deliver innovation with confidence
- Empowers everyday teams to build massive scale systems
- Is an entirely different way of thinking and reasoning about software architecture