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From Monolith to Modular - Why You Should Break Down Your Application

You and your team have focused on building the best application possible. It does everything you need it to, from the unique business logic you’ve worked out to its design, to the authentication pieces that ensure your users are secure. Every part is functional and the application gets deployed on a regular basis. Sure, it takes a while and a small issue in any part might cause problems, but you deploy to staging to make sure that all goes well before running things out to production. Most problems can be countered before anything major happens— with one exception.

Your application is a giant monolith.

Breaking an application into smaller bits can often lead to performance gains and, in the long run, better deployment solutions. The keys to achieving this are incorporating outside things, like continuous integration, automated testing, and other tools that are used to build the idea behind what DevOps truly is.

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Founded in 2003 by Jesse Proudman, Blue Box offers Blue Box Cloud—a managed Private Cloud as a Service (PCaaS) product available in both hosted and on-prem versions, powered by OpenStack.

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