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MACH Architecture

Creating the future's digital solutions based on MACH principles: Microservices, API-first, Cloud-based and Headless.

How can MACH architecture support your business?

For digital decision-makers, the pace of change can be incredibly high. Companies need to act, react, and scale faster than ever before, which requires a certain level of agility in the company's tech stack. 

Sooner or later, companies will find that their current digital ecosystem is not delivering the desired customer experience or supporting the desired business models. Or perhaps your company is facing radical new customer demands, a merger/acquisition, or a competitor disrupting your sales channels - all situations where the company needs to respond quickly in the digital realm. 

At Novicell, we find that companies are increasingly trapped in a rigid digital platform. The consequences of this are numerous and, for some, quite serious. This is where MACH architecture and the use of its principles can help ensure that you are prepared for future changes and can implement solutions more quickly. MACH architecture represents a paradigm shift away from traditional, monolithic solutions. Instead, agile companies break down their large solutions into smaller, far more specialised, and so-called "best-of-breed" platforms that support the company's real needs.

Novicell is a member of the MACH Alliance

The MACH Alliance is an international technology alliance and non-profit organisation working to encourage companies to build their IT architecture on open and best-in-class technological ecosystems. Within the MACH Alliance, we are a global community of technology vendors and system integrators, all aiming to change the way companies purchase and develop digital solutions in the future.

- Instead of choosing one solution, where there is a high risk of choosing the wrong one, the alliance supports decoupling the systems. Instead, put together your solution from the best, specialised solutions from around the world based on the business needs you have. As an advisor, you will only be accepted into the MACH Alliance if you have shown that you know how to work in this way.

Billede af Adam Peter Nielsen
Adam Peter Nielsen, CTO for Novicell.

Companies we have helped with MACH architecture

What lies behind the MACH principles?

MACH architecture is based on specific principles that support building the company's digital infrastructure on best-of-breed platforms. Building the architecture according to the MACH principles ensures that the solution's components can be upgraded, updated, replaced, or seamlessly integrated through APIs.

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    Microservices are self-contained applications that can be built, deployed and maintained as independent modular components. If there is a failure in one microservice, it does not affect your entire solution, making it more robust. Scaling and updating each component can be done independently instead of having to upgrade the entire system.

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    APIs enable your technology suite to integrate different solutions, such as ERP and CRM. API-first is designed and built for interoperation, reducing the chance of silos.

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    Using the cloud as a hosting infrastructure means that solutions can be easily accessed from anywhere and on demand. Eliminates the need to operate and maintain your data centre. Provides extra flexibility - when it's time to scale up or update.

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    Here the front end is separated from the back end. Separating the front end from the back end gives you maximum design freedom and faster prototyping.