Technology modernization through modular and composable architecture
One way to conceptualize the efficiency of technology modernization through modular and composable architecture is by using the metaphor of building a home.
With a traditional or “monolithic” approach to home building, the general contractor creates a custom design from scratch. This highly unique construction is difficult to update and change as needs evolve over time.
With a modular approach to home building, the general contractor assembles a home using pre-built modules based on existing blueprints. The contractor can use guaranteed high-quality, independent modules built in a controlled factory environment. The upfront investment in the pre-built modules and blueprints allows for tremendous speed and the flexibility to swap out parts of the home with new ones as needs evolve.
A composable approach goes a step further, allowing homeowners themselves to independently design and update the architecture, room by room, through an easy-to-use application.
When it comes to technology architecture, a non-technical team member’s ability to independently configure new technology opens the door for new business opportunities that may have been unrealistic due to limited resources within a monolithic architecture and ways of working.
“As you can see, it isn’t just about the technology itself. It’s about the operation and the organization behind it,” says Steiner.