Chapter 5. Challenges

The separation of a system into microservices makes the system as a whole more complex. This leads to challenges at the technical level (see section 5.1)—for instance, high latency times in the network or the failure of individual services. There are also a number of things to consider at the software architecture level—for instance, it can be difficult to move functionality between different microservices (section 5.2). Finally, there are many more components to be independently delivered—making operations and infrastructure more complex (section 5.3). These challenges have to be dealt with when introducing microservices. The measures described in the following chapters explain how to handle these challenges.

5.1 Technical ...

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