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Microservices Best Practices for Java by Katherine Stanley, Erin Schnabel, Michael Hofmann

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Locating services
Microservices are designed to be easily scaled. This scaling is done horizontally by scaling individual services. With multiple instances of microservices, you need a method for locating services and load balancing over the different instances of the service you are calling. This chapter describes the options available for locating and making requests to microservices in a system.
The following topics are covered:
3.1 Service registry
A service registry is a persistent store ...

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