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Cloud Native Architectures

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

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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Chapter 11. Google Cloud Platform

As per various analyst reports, the third most significant public cloud provider is Google with their Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The origins of GCP can be tracked back to 2008 when Google launched the Google App engine to focus on the developer community with its foray into platform as a service (PaaS) types of offerings. Slowly and gradually, Google has expanded the set of services that it offers and it was really around 2012 that Google started to step up the focus around the pace of releases and geo expansion, which gradually made it one of the dominant players in this space. Since then, GCP has expanded into multiple different spaces ranging from core services like compute, storage, networking, and databases to many higher-level application services in the space of big data, IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), and API platforms and ecosystems.


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