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How Microservices Architecture Consulting Services can Help

By sayoneadmin Dec. 7, 2021, 10:47 a.m. Application development company
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How Microservices Architecture Consulting Services can Help 

Microservices architecture consulting is all about getting enterprises to develop and maintain independent services for each of their business functions. They work together with enterprises to build their microservices, which are comprised of simple systems that work with quick repairs, minimum downtime, and quick releases of upgrades and new versions.
 
In an O’Reilly study (in 2020), about one-sixth (15%) of the respondents admitted that they are migrating almost 75–100% of their existing systems to a microservices-oriented architecture. That is how widespread the microservices architecture is.
 
In short, microservices architecture consulting experts help organizations migrate from monolithic legacy software to a scalable microservices solution. Also, they provide consultancy on the best practises to be employed to derive the most benefits from the new system. Consulting services would also extend from the actual development to recruiting and hands-on training services as well.

Microservices Architecture Consulting Services

The microservices consulting experts are trained to identify and change the current setup to a scalable microservices solution. Moreover, they will also be able to forecast and predict future business needs in terms of the digitization that is required.

Microservices Architecture Consulting Services
 
The functions related to microservices that a consulting firm provides can be briefly described as follows:

Strategize

This step starts with the assessment of the existing organizational IT system and the preparation of a strategic roadmap of microservice adoption for a smooth transition.
 
The consulting firm would provide a set of strategies that help you get prepared for the shift from a monolothic application package to a microservices application. They would provide an enumeration of and elaborate on the resource requirements during and after the shift. The strategy would be clearly based on the business vertical and the current business requirements.

  • At this stage, some of the consulting activities involved include:
  • Creating a microservices adoption roadmap
  • Assess the existing software development process
  • Refactor the monolith into services
  • Help to select one application at a time to migrate to the microservices architecture
  • Help to define the target technology for each service and the associated architecture
  • Periodically review the progress and provide advice

 
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Microservices Migration

This is the stage when the microservices architecture consulting services help their clients seamlessly migrate to the new microservices package.
 
This is a combination of consulting and training where the consulting services experts impart the strategy and skills for incrementally refactoring the monolithic package at hand. The client is taught to define the basic microservices architecture suited for the business and whatever else is required for the migration.
 
To develop the individual microservices, architects and experienced consultants from the consulting services company first understand at a deep level all the requirements of the company wanting to install microservices. The consulting services help to build and manage microservices by integrating appropriate APIs so that the databases and legacy apps become more flexible.

A detailed microservices consulting company engagement model would be along these steps:

The kickoff meeting can be arranged to discuss key metrics such as development issues such as lead time and deployment frequency. Operational parameters such as change failure rate, availability, and mean time to recover should be set. Also, a retrospective on what’s working well and what needs to be improved has to be done at regular intervals. Event storming is an activity to clearly understand the domain and the requirements can be reviewed once again at this stage. Complex scenarios and latency would also be discussed.
 
The consulting group would review the technical side of the monolithic (AS-IS) architecture and its key functional elements as well as the delivery organization’s structure. They would make the client aware of best practices as regards code quality, DevOps methods, automated delivery pipeline methods, and automated testing strategies.
 
The microservices architecture consulting services would deliver training in important areas such as microservices architecture design principles, best practices, and strategies to be implemented for refactoring a monolith into microservices.
 
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Microservices architecture training

The consulting services experts’ next step would be to identify training needs and deliver training to the clients’ personnel. This would be mainly concentrated in the microservices architecture design principles area, with strategies to be adopted for refactoring a monolithic application and services decomposition principles. The training will be highly customized according to the client's business requirements.
 
This is the stage that involves performing a build/buy analysis along with the clients’ architects and technical experts for the system components, defining responsibilities and roles, designing the inter-process communication mechanisms, and deploying the infrastructure.

Microservices Architecture Review

This exercise is a review of the organizations' microservices system architecture, and suggests improvements and addresses any of the gaps found by providing requisite training.
 
The main activity is to identify areas that require improvement and provide the requisite recommendations. The key areas that are reviewed include TO-BE service and technical architecture, the deployment pipeline, the structure of the development and delivery organization, automated testing, and other development practices.
 
Conclusion
Microservices offer tremendous flexibility and independency for the organizations that choose to implement them in the right manner. Hiring the best microservices architecture consulting services is more than half the job done.
 
How SayOne Can Help
 
Our lineup of experts, including Senior Architects, Managers, Senior Consultants, and Developers, are specialized in gathering the requisite information, designing, developing, implementing, and testing microservices. We help organizations build, test, and deploy microservices for mobile cloud and on-premise applications. Our microservices developers are experts in REST/SOAP Web services, and technologies such as Java, Spring Framework, Dockers and Kubernetes.
 
As a top-of-the-line microservices architecture consulting services provider, we assist our clients in selecting the best technologies and frameworks, modern development tools and processes, and migrating existing legacy software to high-performance microservices-based applications. We help our clients maximize their ROI on their cloud, mobile, and on-premise microservices while simultaneously making a smooth transition.
 
We believe in long-term win-win relationships with our strategic partners. If you want to migrate to microservices, call us today!

 

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