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As more cloud applications are produced, people have discovered that decomposition of the overall application into independent, scenario-focused services is often a better long-term approach.

Some considerations

  • A monolithic application contains domain-specific functionality and is normally divided into functional layers like web, business, and data.
  • You scale a monolithic application by cloning it on multiple servers, virtual machines, or containers.
  • A microservice application separates functionality into separate smaller services.
  • The microservices approach scales out by deploying each service independently, creating instances of these services across servers, virtual machines, or containers.

Top reasons for microservices


  1. Encapsulate a customer or business scenario by focusing on the problem that you want to solve.
  2. Are developed by a small engineering team.
  3. Can be written in any programming language, using any framework.
  4. Consist of code, and optional state, both of which are independently versioned, deployed, and scaled.
  5. Interact with other microservices over well-defined interfaces and protocols.
  6. Have unique names (URLs) that are used to resolve their location.
  7. Remain consistent and available in the presence of failures.

In summary, microservice applications are composed of small, independently versioned, and scalable customer-focused services that communicate with each other over standard protocols with well-defined interfaces.

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If you want to pursue or expand your Azure Microservices solution, contact TwoConnect to discuss the possibilities designed for your specific needs.

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