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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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Cloud adoption drivers

Adopting the cloud is not an accident, but a decision that has to be made. That decision, however, is the starting point of a long journey that will involve lots of manpower, processes, and technology changes. There are many reasons why an organization will make this decision, with agility and cost factors often being very high on the list. However, there are other important factors that are considered along with those, including security and governance of company assets, the regional or international expansion of operations, and a desire to attract top technical talent or to take advantage of the technical innovations being developed. Companies of all sizes are using these drivers to determine their journey to the cloud, and this section will explain why these drivers are important and how they impact the decision-making process.

Moving fast and constraining costs

Before the advent of cloud computing, when a system was being designed, the team would have to estimate...