Microservices Architecture

Microservices Architecture

Rapidly bring to life the vision for migrating to a microservices architecture in just three weeks.

It’s time to adopt a Microservices Architecture, given its long-term business value and Domain-Driven Design (DDD), along with the following benefits:

Reduced time to market

Increase agility, accelerate incremental - releases, and streamline concurrent development.

More cost-effective scaling

Stop wasting resources scaling everything by only scaling elements with the greatest load.

Improved overall quality

Shrink your testing surface and eliminate “side-effect” bugs

A Microservices Architecture fundamentally changes how organizations think about databases and the data layer. Many organizations want to adopt it, but struggle to make it happen. Going from centralization to distribution requires shifts in mindset as well as in organizational/team structure. Plus, Domain-Driven Design (DDD) requires a deep knowledge of an organization’s domains. If an organization suffers from poorly defined (or unclear) business domains, getting service-boundaries wrong can be expensive. Anexinet’s Microservice Kickstart helps organizations overcome these challenge to successfully adopt a Microservices Architecture.

Our Kickstart will help your organization plan its migration to Microservices by pursuing an incremental approach to adoption. Additionally, we perform a dependency analysis, using logical modeling to identify domains and visually assess domain coupling.

Further, we help your organization embrace Domain-Driven Design (DDI) – the design standard of Microservices. Based on Bounded Context, DDD models organize software design around core business domains as opposed to technology elements.

Adopt a Microservices approach to finally let your IT architecture work for you, not against you—all in just three short weeks.

Our 3-week Microservices Architecture Kickstart helps your organization:

  • Break free from monolithic legacy systems and poor integrations
  • Overcome the challenges of adopting Microservices Architecture
  • Establish standards and teams for governing Microservices initiatives
  • Bring to life your Microservices Architecture Migration Strategy
  • Leverage the advantages of Domain-Driven Design
  • Ensure IT readiness to adopt a Microservices Architecture

Our Process

Our Approach

Direction Setting

We begin by setting business-impact objectives to measure and track the benefits of Microservices. These include Business and IT alignment with major initiatives and priorities, and establishing key qualitative/quantitative drivers. Next, we identify any existing gaps related to legacy systems and architecture. Lastly, we establish a baseline by performing a current-state analysis that includes your people (structure, skill sets, COE’s), process (architecture patterns, standards, governance) and technology (monolithic systems, tech stack, supporting infrastructure).

Technical Considerations & Solution Envisioning

This step identifies your solution layers and components and API Management/API Gateway components. Additionally, we consider your security components, service-design principles and patterns, and development technologies and toolset options. We determine your environmental and integration needs and readiness along with assessing your IT control and manageability, and exploring options for ongoing monitoring and solution analytics.

We also conduct facilitated ideation sessions to discuss any monolithic legacy systems and construct a scenario matrix for the decomposition of their business domains. High-level domain-modeling exercises help drive our prioritization analysis and facilitate the mapping of core domains to current systems. Lastly, we score and rank domains based on key criteria (e.g., business driver impact, ease of decomposition, organizational readiness) in preparation for building your Roadmap.

Phased Implementation Roadmap & Action Plan

Our Phased Implementation Roadmap is based on the alignment of systems and domains with your drivers and objectives, dependencies, and cost/effort considerations. The immediate (phase I) action plan includes the scope of systems/domains and services, and the approaches for design and development, migration, and budgeting. Finally, we provide specific next-step recommendations to achieve our envisioned “to-be” Microservices Architecture, based on existing gaps, overall readiness, and critical dependencies.

You’ll Receive

Upon completion of this Kickstart you’ll take away the following artifacts:

Drivers & Opportunities

Summarizes key business drivers, priorities and Microservices initiatives

Current & Future-State Architecture

Summary of Current/Future State Identified Gaps and Risks

Executive Readout

Comprehensive executive summary of findings and recommendations Readout presentation deck

Drivers & Opportunities

Summarizes key business drivers, priorities and Microservices initiatives

Phased Implementation Roadmap & Action Plan

Foundational, Short-term, Mid-term and Long-term roadmap for building out your future-state architecture Quick Wins & Next-Step Recommendations

Ready to make the move to Microservices?

Reach out to Anexinet for a free consultation to discuss your Microservices Architecture Kickstart now.