In this chapter, we defined exactly what a cloud native is and what areas of focus are required to develop a mature cloud native architecture. Using a CNMM, we identified that all architectures will have three design principles: cloud services adoption, degree of automation, and application-centric design. These principles are used to gauge the maturity of the components of the architecture, as it relates to them and where they fall on their own spectrum. Finally, we broke down what a cloud native journey is for a company, how they make the cloud-first decision, how they change their people, process, and technology, how they create a cloud-operating environment, and finally, how a company would migrate or redesign their workloads to be in the cloud-first world they have created.
In the next chapter, we will start out with a deep dive into the cloud adoption framework, and understand the cloud journey that a company undertakes in more detail by looking into the seven pillars of the framework. We will understand migrations and the greenfield development of the journey, and we will finish with the security and risk that come along with the adoption of the cloud.