Adrian Cockcroft recalls microservices architecture at NetFlix.

posted Apr 8, 2015, 4:07 PM by Rick Hightower

Adrian Cockcroft encouraged adopters to recall the theme of Netflix. Mitch Pronschinske recalls key points from Adrian's talk at O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference was Adrian Cockcroft's talk, Deliver Faster and Spend Less with Cloud Native Microservices.  

"Start with the simplest possible thing you can transition, make sure it's not customer-facing, and test it in the new system.  You should establish your risk boundaries, and move them forward as you have more successes. Use the smallest instance that still allows you to learn all that you want."

"Things moved over to AWS fairly quick for Netflix.  By 2010 they knew they had to move most of their infrastructure over because they knew they would be out of capacity by Christmas. What they used initially was a hybrid cloud, but it involved a lot of things to manage in many different places.  Cockcroft and his team compared it to a horse-rider riding two horses with a leg on each."