Let’s dive right in! In the previous post (part I), we set up the context for this blog. Basically, as we introduce a strategy to bring microservices to our architecture, we cannot and should not disrupt the current request flows. Our “monolith” applications typically provide a lot of value for the business and we must drive down the risk of negatively impacting these systems as we iterate and expand. This leads us to an often-overlooked fact: when we start to explore a monolith to microservice journey we’re going to quickly run into the undesirable, sometimes nasty parts that we cannot just wish away. I encourage you to go back and read the first part if you haven’t yet. Also, go read the part about when NOT do microservices.