Google acquisition of API management platform provider Apigee confirms a trend of IT decentralization. Microservices are touted as a Holy Grail of IT. The idea is to replace monolithic locked-in single vendor structure by a mixture of best of breed microservices. This concept has many names and went through many fads: distributed computing, SOA, microservices, API, DevOps, agile development.
Reality of combining different vendors into one workable space quite often sucks – see this article which dissects difficulties: Fallacies of distributed computing. Yet the emergence of cloud-based integration ecosystem, represented by companies like Apigee, Mulesoft, Jenkins and Hushicorp, has advanced seamless integration of microservices, slowly narrowing the gap between capabilities and efficiencies of monolithic and distributed architectures, says a new DevOps & Microservice Ecosystem market report.