Cloud native computing

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Cloud native computing is an approach in software development that utilizes cloud computing to "build and run scalable applications in modern, dynamic environments such as public, private, and hybrid clouds".[1] Technologies such as containers, microservices, serverless functions and immutable infrastructure, deployed via declarative code are common elements of this architectural style.[2][3]

These techniques enable loosely coupled systems that are resilient, manageable, and observable. Combined with robust automation, they allow engineers to make high-impact changes frequently and predictably with minimal toil.

Frequently, cloud-native applications are built as a set of microservices that run in Docker containers, and may be orchestrated in Kubernetes and managed and deployed using DevOps and Git CI workflows[4] (although there is a large amount of competing open source that supports cloud-native development). The advantage of using Docker containers is the ability to package all software needed to execute into one executable package. The container runs in a virtualized environment, which isolates the contained application from its environment.[2]

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  1. ^ "CNCF Cloud Native Definition v1.0". GitHub(CNCF). 2018-06-11. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
  2. ^ a b "What is Cloud-Native? Is It Hype or the Future of Software Development?". Stackify. 2018-02-07. Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  3. ^ "What is cloud native computing? - Open Source Insider". Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  4. ^ "3 Reasons Why You Can't Afford to Ignore Cloud Native Computing". The New Stack. 2019-04-25. Retrieved 2019-08-29.