Monolithic architecture has been a standard for many years in the design of software applications. However, monolithic architectures are not scalable and can be difficult to scale and maintain large applications. It led to the widespread use of microservices, which are highly scalable, secure, and can be built at an accelerated pace.
“Global companies like Netflix, Amazon, Uber and Spotify have adopted microservice architecture to offer better scalability, improved services, and more flexibility.”
Table of Contents
What are microservices?
What is Azure spring cloud?
What are the key features of Azure Spring Cloud
How do you deploy Microservices to Azure spring Cloud?
Our offerings with Azure spring cloud
What are microservices?
Microservice architecture, or simply Microservices, is an architecture paradigm in which an application is broken into multiple lightweight units that work together as a network. It allows for rapid development, high maintenance, and better scaling than monolithic architecture. There are many frameworks that can be used to create microservices in different programming languages. Spring-Boot, for example, is a popular framework that allows developers to create microservices in JAVA. It is supported by a large developer community and offers a robust programming and configuration structure.
“Spring-Boot, a leading framework to build cloud-native apps, has a 60% market share (increased 16% than 2020).
– Jakarta EE Developer Survey, 2021”
What is Azure spring cloud?

Source: Azure
Although microservices are lightweight it can be difficult to deploy them in a self hosted environment. Azure Spring Cloud is a fully managed environment that allows you to deploy spring microservices. This simplifies the process.
Azure Spring Cloud is built upon Azure Kubernetes services. It provides services such as monitoring, diagnostics and CI/CD integration. This allows developers to focus on the code and not worry about the infrastructure. It also includes Config Server and Service discovery, which are essential parts of spring boot framework.
What are the key features of Azure Spring Cloud
1. Easy deployment and configuration:Spring microservices are easily deployed to the spring cloud without any code changes using the MAVEN or GRADLE tools. Azure portal and Azure CLI allow you to start, stop, restart, or even delete microservices. Azure offers a test endpoint to verify the functionality of the microservice after it has been deployed.
2. Both manual and auto scaling available
Azure allows us to scale the services manually or automatically based on the requirements. You can also adjust the amount CPU and memory used for a microservice.
3. Managed Configur Server and Service Discovery:Config Server is an essential part of the spring-boot framework. Config Server is a central configuration server that manages multiple services remotely. Service discovery allows inter-service communication and maintains a Client/Server architecture. Spring cloud manages the Service Discovery server and cloud-config server. It also supports independent hosted microservices that can be added to Azure spring cloud as clients without having to deploy in it. In Detailed Monitoring
Azure integrates Application Insights and Log Analytics Workspace into the Spring Cloud to improve monitoring of microservices. Log Analytics allows us to write SQL-like queries that fetch logs.
Source: AZURE
Application insights provides an Application map that allows you to visualize API calls for applications, live metrics stream failures, and performa