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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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In this chapter, we introduced you to hyper-cloud scale and all the implications this aggregation of organized compute means to IT consumers. The global scale, consistency, and reach of these cloud platforms has changed the way we need to think about scalable and available systems.

We introduced the concept of always-on architectures, and the key architectural elements that comprise these systems. Network redundancy, redundant core services, extensive monitoring, IaC, and immutable deployments are all important elements to architect into any cloud-native system.

Building on this always-on approach, we introduced the concept of self-healing infrastructures. For large-scale, cloud-native deployments, automating the recovery and healing of a system is a key feature. This allows systems to recover on their own, but more importantly frees up critically important human resource time to work on improving the system, allowing evolutionary architectures.

We wrapped up this chapter by introducing...