The New Stack Context

Episode 9: Microservices and the Hunt for the New Normal

January 25th, 2017  •  10 mins 14 secs  •  Download (9.81 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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There is no “normal” for a microservices environment. And if a groundbreaking November 2016 white paper, produced by a team of six researchers from the University of Messina, the U.K.’s Newcastle University, and IBM Research, is to be taken at face value, perhaps such a state of equilibrium may never be attained. Every data center, the researchers write, has unique operating requirements. Once microservices are deployed there, the configurations they require become not only unique, but baked into their respective systems.