Announcement: MeaWallet is going cloud native!

There it is: Due to popular demand, we are switching our hosting platform to AWS, which means our services will go cloud native.

This is a fairly big change under the hood, which will yield oodles of benefits for everyone involved, including you – if you’re a customer, that is! So, let’s dive into some of these benefits and some background of cloud-native architectures and applications, shall we?

What does “cloud native” mean?

According to our new cloud service provider, AWS, “Cloud-native applications are software programs that consist of multiple small, interdependent services called microservices.”

In essence, the cloud-native approach takes the traditional, single-block structure that would contain all the functionalities of an app and break it up into smaller pieces called “microservices.” 

This does several things: Because these microservices work independently and take fewer resources to run, the overall application becomes more efficient and agile. Collaborating on modifying and testing individual pieces of the application puzzle instead of said giant block, where it’s more likely you stop on each other’s toes. Scalability on different platforms becomes a lot more feasible, too!

Those are some of the benefits behind Gartner’s projection that “more than 85% of organizations will embrace a cloud-first principle by 2025 and will not be able to fully execute on their digital strategies without the use of cloud-native architectures and technologies.” 

“But how does cloud-native benefit me?”

Thank you for that question, eagle-eyed reader! Yes, a lot of the benefits from the earlier paragraph will impact the way we at MeaWallet develop and deploy our services.

More, faster, sooner

Being faster and more flexible helps us deliver new features, products, and improvements to you significantly sooner.

Better customer experience

Cloud-based connections are more stable and reliable. If you or your customers have experienced frequent lags or timeouts, those should become a thing of the past.

AWS also has several hubs around the world, from which you can access our services. Currently, the further away from our hub in Scandinavia you are, the longer it takes for data to travel, which can cause small service delays. With this change, everyone around the globe will get the same quick response time – no worries, Australia!

Tighter security

Remember we talked about how cloud-native applications consist of small, encapsulated, microservices? This design also improves overall data safety. 

In addition, we’ve selected AWS because they satisfy the security requirements for global banks and other high-sensitivity organizations and help to achieve third-party validation for thousands of global regulatory requirements.

Cloudy with a chance guarantee of satisfaction

We hope you’re looking forward to the move to cloud-native as much as we do. If you have any questions pertaining to the change, please let us know.