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Cloud Native Architectures

By : Tom Laszewski, Kamal Arora, Erik Farr, Piyum Zonooz
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Cloud Native Architectures

By: Tom Laszewski, Kamal Arora, Erik Farr, Piyum Zonooz

Overview of this book

Cloud computing has proven to be the most revolutionary IT development since virtualization. Cloud native architectures give you the benefit of more flexibility over legacy systems. To harness this, businesses need to refresh their development models and architectures when they find they don’t port to the cloud. Cloud Native Architectures demonstrates three essential components of deploying modern cloud native architectures: organizational transformation, deployment modernization, and cloud native architecture patterns. This book starts with a quick introduction to cloud native architectures that are used as a base to define and explain what cloud native architecture is and is not. You will learn what a cloud adoption framework looks like and develop cloud native architectures using microservices and serverless computing as design principles. You’ll then explore the major pillars of cloud native design including scalability, cost optimization, security, and ways to achieve operational excellence. In the concluding chapters, you will also learn about various public cloud architectures ranging from AWS and Azure to the Google Cloud Platform. By the end of this book, you will have learned the techniques to adopt cloud native architectures that meet your business requirements. You will also understand the future trends and expectations of cloud providers.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
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Azure's Cloud Native Services (CNMM Axis-1)

As discussed in Chapter 1, Introducing the Cloud Native Architecture, the first and foremost aspect in being cloud native is to understand and utilize the cloud provider's services, which can help differentiate beyond the core infrastructure layer.

As per various independent analyst reports and analysis, Azure is the only cloud provider that's close to AWS in terms of its cloud services and ability to execute. So, in lines with that, Azure has multiple offerings that not just cover the core aspects such as compute, storage, networking, and databases, but multiple higher services in the space of data/analytics, AI/cognitive, IoT, web/mobile, and enterprise integration. In the next subsection, we will focus on some of these higher-level applications and managed services that can help anyone be more cloud native and harness the full power of the platform, so let's dive right into it.

Microsoft Azure platform – differentiators

In a very similar vein as...