The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, the organisation currently governing Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, and more; describe the three goals of "Cloud Native" applications as:
Each part (applications, processes, etc) is packaged in its own container. This facilitates reproducibility, transparency, and resource isolation.
Containers are actively scheduled and managed to optimize resource utilization.
Applications are segmented into microservices. This significantly increases the overall agility and maintainability of applications.
In this talk, I will guide you towards taking your application cloud native, utilising the software available to us today, from the CNCF, and others, covering containers, tracing, logging and service discovery ... as well as the dreaded: "What actually is a micro-service?"