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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-native toolkit

Now that we have a firm understanding of the and strategies around architecting scalable and available systems, in this section, we will introduce tools, products, and open source projects to help implement these strategies. These tools will help you design more mature systems along the Automation and Application Centric Design axes of the CNMM.

Simian Army

The Simian Army is a suite of tools made available by Netflix on GitHub as an open source project. The army consists of monkeys (different tools) ranging from Chaos Monkey and Janitor Monkey to Conformity Monkey. Each monkey specializes in a certain objective, such as bringing down a subsystem, removing underutilized resources, or resources that do not conform to predefined rules (such as tagging). Using the Simian Army tool is a great way to test your systems in a gameday-like situation, where your engineers and admins are on the alert and are ready to remedy the system if it fails to deal with the outcome of the Simian...