According to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) a Cloud Native strategy is about scale and resilience: “distributed systems capable of scaling to tens of thousands of self healing multi-tenant nodes”. This is incredibly useful for folk like Uber or Netflix who want to hyperscale an existing product, reduce their operating costs, and improve their margins. So is Cloud Native about power and scale?
But what about folk that want the Cloud to deliver something quite different: speed. For them Cloud Native is about getting new products and services to market faster. Whether a business is a startup or an Enterprise trying to evolve more quickly, they want to use a Cloud Native architecture in order to innovate more rapidly. So is Cloud Native about speed?