DELL EMC Glossary

Cloud-Native Applications

A next generation distributed application architecture that uses open, common standards and that is dynamic in nature and highly scalable.

Why are cloud-native applications being developed?

Application Development teams are building cloud-native applications in order to reduce costs, improve how they deploy applications, and focus on generating value for their customers.

What are the benefits of cloud-native applications?

The benefits of cloud-native applications include;

  • Operability: A cloud-native approach supports an organization's transition to a DevOps methodology that will improve the deployment and support of applications.
  • Scalability: With the use of micro-services, cloud-native applications can scale and recover services independently and as needed.
  • Speed: By using cloud-native application platforms, you enable developers to integrate their testing systems with production rollouts, giving you the result of faster feedback loops and the possibility of continuous delivery and deployment.
  • Open: cloud-native applications often leverage open-source technologies and focus on transparency and interoperability.