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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)
Title Page
Packt Upsell


This brings us to the last section of this book, and we have covered lots of ground right from the beginning. So, let's go back a bit and reflect on what we have learned through, the various chapters.

We started by defining what it actually means to be cloud native, as that was the core part of laying the foundation of the entire discussion in the rest of the chapters. So, as a quick refresher, the CNMM revolves around three main axes:

  • Cloud Native Service
  • Application Centric Designs
  • Automation



So, every customer will have a varying degree of maturity of across all of these axes, but essentially, they can still be cloud native:

After this, we went into the details of the Cloud Adoption Framework and what it means from multiple different perspectives, including business, people, governance, platform, security, and operations. This eventually led us to the next important set of topics revolving around the essence of microservices, serverless, and how to build applications in the cloud...