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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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A term that has increasingly gained traction in the industry is DevSecOps—the convergence of development, security, and operations. As DevOps practices have become more common and accepted throughout technology practices, security was left behind in the agile-driven practices espoused by DevOps.

DevSecOps applies the same agile build it and own it mentality to security, pulling it into the fold of continuous integration deployment. It is ultimately the belief that a specific set of resources or a small team owns security. It is the culmination of tools, platform, and mindset and the idea that everyone is responsible for security and needs to implement good security practices at every stage of the develop/deploy/operate life cycle.

There are principal guidelines for DevSecOps that constitute a cloud native approach, and these are demonstrated perfectly by the DevSecOps manifesto:

Similar to topics covered in Chapter 5, Scalable and Available, security stands to benefit from defining...