These used to be perks, elements of forward-thinking and premium-level enterprises. Now they’re a baseline expectation.
Today, consumers expect information, resources, and services to be available on-demand, updated in real time, and accessible without fuss. Imagine trying to Google something or place an order from Amazon only to be told, “Please try again in 48 hours. Sorry for the inconvenience.”
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These drivers have pushed enterprises to adopt the cloud and cloud-native architectures because the cloud facilitates uptime, reliability, and efficiency. In the containerized world, discrete components can be created, changed, and updated independently without affecting components. Now, if one part of the code crashes, it doesn’t bring down the rest of the code.