THE MAGIC OF SPRING CLOUD SERVICES
The Background of Spring Cloud Services
In the world of Microservices, Spring Cloud has been used to successfully modernize legacy Java Virtual Machine (JVM) based applications towards cloud-native architecture patterns. To bridge the gap between the traditional systems and to move the legacy system into the cloud, Spring is supporting an accelerated rate of change in business workflows. This has led to the rise of microservices in general, Spring Boot and Spring Cloud specifically; microservice architectures built with Spring tooling has given enterprises a proven path to upgrade legacy systems and rapidly respond to new business opportunities.
Spring Cloud Services (SCS) builds on the foundation of Spring Boot and Spring Cloud to simplify crucial patterns for microservices running on Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF). SCS includes Config Server, Circuit Breaker Dashboard, and Service Registry. This collection of services are ready-made options for developers who don’t want to implement, deploy, maintain, and upgrade their own Spring Cloud services. With SCS, developers can focus on delivering business value, while Pivotal secures, maintains, and operates these components.
Building Spring Microservices with Cloud Foundry's New Container Networking Stack On PWS
Do you know that you can build the Spring Microservices with Cloud Foundry's New Container Networking Stack? We’re excited to announce two new beta features for Pivotal Web Services (PWS)!
- Spring Cloud Services (SCS) is available as a beta version in the PWS marketplace. SCS is an essential tool for building microservices architectures with Pivotal Cloud Foundry that is now available to any PWS user.
- Secondly, the new Cloud Foundry container networking stack is available, also as a beta. This feature supports container-to-container networking. Using container networking, you can configure network policies for app-to-app interactions and tailor efficient routes between containers to boost security and reduce latency.
Read through this blog by Chris Sterling, Product Manager of Spring Cloud Services to know how easy it is to connect application clients and their dependent services in a more secure and efficient manner.
Microservices using Spring Cloud OSS
The following information would help you build your microservices on Spring Cloud.
Microservices allow large systems to be built up from a number of collaborating components. It does at the process level what Spring has always done at the component level: loosely coupled processes instead of loosely coupled components.
There are multiple training sessions on microservices. Below is an excerpt frommone such session:
Imagine an online shop with separate microservices for user-accounts, product-catalog order-processing and shopping carts. Inevitably there are a number of moving parts that you have to setup and configure to build such a system. How to get them working together is not obvious - you need to have good familiarity with Spring Boot since Spring Cloud leverages it heavily, several Netflix or other OSS projects are required and, of course, there is some Spring configuration “magic”!”
You can go through the entire blog here.
Spring Cloud Services 1.3
Spring Cloud (http://projects.spring.io/spring-cloud/) provides tools for Spring developers to quickly apply some of the common patterns found in distributed systems (e.g. configuration management, service discovery, circuit breakers, intelligent routing, micro-proxy, control bus). Coordination of distributed systems leads to boiler plate patterns, and using Spring Cloud, developers can quickly stand up services and applications that implement those patterns.
The Spring Cloud Services suite adds several of the central coordination services found in Spring Cloud to the Pivotal Cloud Foundry Marketplace.
Download Spring Cloud Services 1.3 from Pivotal Network.
For more information about Spring Cloud Services, the Service Registry, and Peer Replication Support, see the detailed user documentation below:
Follow the discussions on Spring Cloud OSS StackOverflow site to keep up to date.