Enhanced application availability, improved performance, faster time-to-market, and easy scalability have made microservices a popular architectural choice for enterprises. Focused on building business functionalities, microservices make it easier to build and maintain secure, scalable applications. They allow decoupled services written in different programming languages to coexist with other fragments, giving businesses the flexibility to use multiple technologies.
This blog shares our experience of helping a print e-commerce company deploy a highly scalable, available, and easily manageable microservices architecture in a short time frame, using AWS services. They had multiple services spread across business units in different geographies and wanted to set up a consistent communication and service access protocol.
The print e-commerce firm already had a gateway server to access its backend services, which also acted as a router and token validator. Therefore, they wanted a microservice architecture that would be compatible with their gateway server and route requests. Since some of their core services like shipping, price calculator, etc. used legacy endpoints, they wanted a microservice that would also be compatible with these.