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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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Packt Upsell

Cloud migration versus greenfield development

After the decision to move to the cloud is made and the frameworks and guardrails are in place and some initial success achieved, almost always, the big question will come down to migration of large amounts of workloads. A cloud migration is defined as the movement of applications, data, or other components from their existing location (usually on-premises) to the cloud. A greenfield development project is one in which there are no legacy constraints imposed on the design and, therefore, a completely new implementation is the outcome. Migrations and greenfield development often exist side by side, where legacy workloads are being migrated into the target cloud operating environment and all new projects are designed as cloud native.

This section will break down common migration patterns, tools that are used in migrations, and how greenfield cloud native development fits into the migration story. This book is not designed to go into the details...