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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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Chapter 7. Optimizing Cost

In this chapter, we are going to learn how to frame and communicate the inherent cost advantages of cloud platforms. You will finish this chapter with a firm understanding of the cloud pricing models available today and how to optimize them. These models are viewed differently by businesses, so we will cover which aspects of the model are appealing to certain business leaders.

Once we have a firm understanding of the pricing model, we'll dive into building economic business cases for adopting cloud. We'll demonstrate this through several examples to show you the inherent cost benefits and flexibility that cloud can afford. Finally, we'll cover common toolsets and services available to ensure that we are monitoring, controlling, and optimizing costs in a cloud native way.

Before we begin, let's define cost as the expense that a business incurs in bringing a product or service to the market. Price is defined as the amount an entity (consumer or business) pays for a...