Moving a monolith to the cloud is not impossible, but it rarely feels right and rarely yields the benefits that you expect—unless you take the correct approach, that is. This new technology-centric digital architecture, however, must be in the cloud because it runs cloud-native using containerized workloads, functions as a service, managed services for persistence, cache and async integrations.
Change doesn’t come free and moving to a MACH architecture is not an exception. Upfront cost aside, you gain a lot by transforming your digital ecosystem: Agility, speed and freedom to build new interfaces on new channels using the most suitable technology for each. The price you pay is increased complexity.
MACH architectures are technology-centric and software-first, and a good reflection of modern software engineering techniques.
In a way, MACH is a next step in natural evolution of digital technology. From technology-centric to platform-centric, and now back to technology-centric. All complex digital ecosystems will sooner or later go through this transformation. Understanding ‘why’ should help you make the first step. The earlier you start, the sooner you will be over the hump. The longer you delay the transformation, the harder it will be for you to catch up with everyone else and stay competitive.
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