Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 65 - Page 76

FINAL WORD
To keep pace with cloud-native applications , one needs an application access solution that enables the load balancer to dynamically manage new cloud-native applications as they are deployed and scaled .
load balancer to dynamically manage new cloud-native applications as they are deployed and scaled .
One way to achieve this is by deploying a connector agent that connects the load balancer to the cloudnative applications . Such a connector could monitor the lifecycle of the cloud-native applications , and automatically update the load balancer with information to route traffic to these applications . This would help eliminate the delays associated with the manual process .
This process would work when deployed in a single cloud , but to truly make it work in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments , the solution would need to available in different form factors , such as physical , virtual and container , so it can be deployed in both public and private clouds . Having a solution that works consistently across the different cloud environments also provides the associated benefit of being able to apply a consistent set of policies for accessing the application , irrespective of the cloud in which it is running .
Finally , the solution should have deep integration with automation tools such as Terraform , Ansible and Helm , so that the whole application deployment process can be automated . p
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