Insights Sep 14, 2021

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Organizations are increasingly seeing the value of microservices—the architectural style—to develop new applications and distill monolithic, legacy applications, and systems. These systems are unwieldy and difficult to maintain, manage, and quickly scale, not to mention they can become a liability and roadblock to progress.

Microservices are architecture and a mechanism considering an architectural pattern in which complex applications are composed of small, independent processes that communicate with each other using language-agnostic APIs. At its essence, service-oriented computing decomposes the application down to the functional primitive and builds it as a set of services that can be leveraged by other applications or the application itself.

Microservices Cloud-native apps can be built as connected containers through a service mesh that runs reliably across environments. Compared to monolithic applications, microservice ecosystems are competently suited for continuous integration and deployment, enabling better, faster, and more dynamic iterating. Complex workloads can be brought into the cloud, then refactored and efficiently broken down by leveraging microservices running on containers (like Docker and Kubernetes). When microservices are built using a container infrastructure, it can run anywhere with virtually unrestricted processing power.

The benefits—primarily portability, modularity, and velocity—are achieved more rapidly. Containerized microservices also improve operations by isolating services that are easy to deploy, identify, monitor, and fix if something goes wrong.

With CMI, microservices and its pipeline can be up and running in a fraction of time compared to new design and development, helping organizations bring value to its digital transformation mission 65% faster, saving time and money.

ArdentMC a NITAAC CIO-SP3 Small Business Contract Holder developed a solution to address these various challenges. This solution is called the Common Microservice Initializer or CMI. CMI was developed for use by a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to help quickly generate clean structured, fully functional CI/CD pipelines that adheres to DHS’s security guidelines and best practices. Let’s find out more!

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