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Importance of Cloud-Native Architecture: A Modern Application Security Approach

Modern cloud-native architecture often uses cutting-edge technologies, like DevOps and agile methodologies, to securely deliver applications to organizations at scale with a cloud-first approach. This cloud-native security architecture consists of the latest pragmatic strategies, such as zero-trust policy and DiD (Defense in Depth) approach, which can be implemented on the application using significant tools and services.

Many IT leaders believe that this cloud-first security approach has changed the traditional security implementation approach and transformed it to a subsequent extent.

Before we move further, let’s understand the meaning of Cloud-Native Architecture.

What is Cloud-Native Architecture?

Cloud-native architecture is a suite of applications' designing principles, services, and software that is used to implement system infrastructure by setting up the cloud as the primary hosting podium. Cloud-native applications are designed to be highly scalable, safe, and efficacious in performance. Modern cloud-based development infrastructure containing a continuous integration strategy helps organizations achieve all these features with faster development and deployment process.

Why Organizations Need Cloud-Native Architecture?

As organizations are planning to accelerate their development and modernization, it will boost the complexity level of IT ecosystems. Conventional security tooling, on the other hand, can only lower the speed of software release because it may leave many loopholes in the testing process and force developers to check and resolve all vulnerabilities manually. That's why organizations need an innovative approach, which is efficient for multi-cloud, Kubernetes, and DevSecOps environments.

One research shows that,

Around 89% of developers face application security vulnerabilities due to the use of microservices, Kubernetes, and other containerized platforms.

97% of organizations are not efficient to establish continuous visibility on the application vulnerabilities with such containerized development platforms.

63% of companies believe that agile development platforms like DevOps have made it complex to identify and rectify software issues.

74% of companies face software vulnerabilities finding problems as traditional security controls seem to be outdated in their cloud-native environment.

Last but not least, 71% of companies say that even after using all necessary security measures, they still don’t feel confident about the application, whether it is vulnerability free or not. Thus, they end up extending the software release.

The increase adoption of cloud-native architecture is breaking the pattern of the traditional application security approaches. The reason behind its insufficiency is the growing number of service dependencies, runtime measures, real-time delivery, and automatic software implementation through enlarged third-party technological stacks.

The growing demand for speeding up application development with security measures can lead developers to miss critical security loopholes and cybersecurity risks. Based on the global study regarding security vulnerabilities, there are 2,169 security alerts created each month on an average basis, which developers should ensure while working on any software project.

Around 77% of IT experts say that major security alerts/issues are more of an exception that act like threats, which do not require any actions against them. Around 68% of CISOs believe that the number of alerts creates anxiety for developers, which means it difficult for them to prioritize alerts on behalf of their consequences.

Hence, as organizations adopt and upgrade their DevSecOps methodologies, they should have full-proof strategies and solutions, offering automatic, continuous, and real-time vulnerabilities and their consequences related insights for each loophole for both development and deployment platforms.


In the era of cloud-native applications, adopting a cloud-first security approach is non-negotiable for enterprises aiming to maintain a competitive edge. CloudStakes Technology offers top-notch cloud security consultation in India, securing all facets of your cloud-native applications. Don't wait for a security breach to take action; book your cloud consultation slot with our expert cloud computing consultants today. Safeguard your cloud environment, protect your valuable data, and embark on a secure and successful cloud-native journey with CloudStakes Technology as your trusted partner in managed IT services.

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