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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)
Title Page
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GCP's cloud-native services (CNMM Axis-1)

As discussed in earlier chapters, let's first understand what type of cloud-native services Google Cloud offers that can help the end users and benefit businesses from the true power of various services and platforms.


Google was a little bit of a late entrant to the public cloud space, but in the last few years it has really picked up pace in terms of its services coverage as well as customer adoption. As per various analyst reports, it ranks third as a cloud provider (after AWS and MS Azure) based on overall vision and its ability to execute, making it a promising candidate for any kind of cloud-native application's development and deployment. So, let's look at some of the services that it offers in that space and how it can potentially help you adopt them effectively.

Google Cloud Platform – differentiators

Google has many interesting services in the space of machine learning (ML) / artificial intelligence (AI), application containerization...