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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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Packt Upsell

Security in a cloud native world

What if we could reorganize and reorient our teams to make security an enabler to development, and not a blocker? Public cloud platforms allow this evolution in a number of ways:

  • Providing and extending security products/services into the platform natively
  • Exposing the native security features as APIs
  • Integrating security features into the core IT services (network, identity and access management, encryption, DLP, and more)
  • In addition, there are some innate benefits:
    • A shared responsibility model where security responsibilities are shouldered by the cloud provider and the customer security team
    • At-scale and deep security experience offered by cloud provider
    • Updates and features incorporated into services on a continual basis

Each of the hypercloud providers has world-class teams of security professionals who number in the thousands. Their job each day is to battle against the myriad threats in existence and enable cloud consumers to circumvent these challenges...