Got your head in the clouds? Yeah, we know. 😏 Today, cloud infrastructure is at the forefront of the majority of DevOps and engineering teams. In fact, cloud migration is so commonplace (and rapidly increasing) that the global cloud orchestration market is projected to grow to USD 53.40 billion by 2028. Mind you, just a few short years ago in 2021, the market size was USD 13.87 billion. 🚀 With this massive growth (a CAGR of 21.5%) it’s no wonder that new cloud trends and are popping up across all industries for 2023.
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You’ve likely heard the term “digital transformation” nearly every day throughout the past few years. And it makes sense. Digital transformation is no longer a nicety, it’s a must-have if you want to remain competitive in today’s modern world. The thing is, there is no one-size-fits-all way to modernize your infrastructure to meet today’s consumer and market demands. However, we do expect one key concept to become the primary driver of digital transformation in 2023: serverless architecture.
From Monolithic Workflow Engines to Event-Driven Orchestration Engines: 3 Motives for Making the Migration
We’re living in the 21st century, so why is it that some IT engineers and architects are still using monolithic architecture to build workflows? Monolithic architecture had its day in the spotlight when it provided easy development and deployment with great performance. But now, as new technologies and innovations come to market *cough* microservices *cough* event-driven orchestration *cough* it’s clear that the path to creating high-performing, cost-effective, and secure workflows no longer lies with monoliths.
When you think of cybersecurity, you probably think about firewalls, WAPs, and securing network perimeters, right? It makes sense—these are all the tools and techniques that protect an organization from outside threats and forces. We get it, the last thing that comes to mind when you’re focusing on security is event-driven architecture (EDA). But that doesn’t mean EDA doesn’t play a part in cybersecurity. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
By 2027, the serverless architecture market is estimated to reach US$ 25.65 Billion at a CAGR of 19.03%. And it makes sense—over 50% of organizations leveraging the cloud have already adopted serverless solutions.
How much time do you lose each day on repetitive administrative tasks? Really think about it. What activities eat into the valuable time you could spend on more productive revenue-generating tasks? We can probably guess what you’re thinking: server maintenance, password rotation, Terraform and/or Ansible automation… The list can go on and on. We get it—these “chores” are necessary to keep your business operations running smoothly, but that doesn’t mean they’re not incredibly inefficient. Here’s where event-driven architecture (EDA) can swoop in to save the day (literally ⏳).
Monolithic architecture and legacy development systems are slow, clunky and create immense friction among engineers and development teams. You’ve likely experienced the lack of scalability, the unreliability, and the constraining of technologies that are already used in monoliths. Oof, we feel your pain. However, these frustrations often go unnoticed by or unreported to management. And there’s another pain point for you. 🙄
Alright, let’s talk about the elephant in the room at many DevOps organizations… legacy systems. 😱 The truth is legacy systems are great! If we were living in 2003. But alas, we’re almost 23 years into the 21st century—it’s time to modernize legacy systems if you want to win in today’s competitive market.
Gartner predicts that by 2025, over 95% of new digital workloads will be deployed on cloud native platforms. Let’s face it; shifting to the cloud is no longer a luxury—it’s a critical component of the future of IT development.
Experts forecast the serverless architecture market to grow from 7.6 billion USD in 2020 to 21.1 billion USD by 2025. Are we surprised? 🤨 Not at all. Serverless architecture yields many benefits for IT engineers and developers—one of them being the ability to build automated event-driven workflows. These workflows trigger tasks in response to real-time events automatically. And despite how challenging it may sound to build, an event-driven serverless workflow engine makes the building and maintenance of these workflows quick and easy.