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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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Cloud cost view

The advent of cloud has all but eliminated the limitations provided by each of the preceding points. Cloud providers now completely manage the undifferentiated heavy lifting for their customers. They've bought the physical space to house the data centers; deployed network, electric, and cooling systems to support millions of machines; managed security of the physical infrastructure, performed background checks, and segregated duties to ensure that no staff has both physical and logical access to systems; designed and deployed state-of-the-art cooling systems; and have a staff of focused operations engineers to maintain their massive fleets of data centers. For a further discussion on the cloud providers' scale, please refer to Chapter 5, Scalable and Available.

In every one of these points, the CSPs aggregate and reduce costs through economies of scale. A company such as AWS or Azure can spend more time designing more secure systems than other enterprises because they have...