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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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Cost optimization

Now that we have an approach for collecting, tracking, and viewing costs in a cloud environment, how do we optimize these costs? There are two distinct camps on what is meant by optimizing costs. One camp hears minimize (to reduce to the smallest possible amount) while the other hears maximize (to make the best use of). Both camps are technically correct, since no IT organization has a bottomless budget (hence you minimize to constrain costs within your budget). However, today's leading organizations have changed the way they look at IT outlays. They seek to maximize business benefits and link technology investments to business outcomes. This is what is meant by maximizing/optimizing our technology costs. The first question requires technology decisions. The second requires technical experimentation, patience, and business acumen.

Compute optimization

Typically, the largest savings in a cloud environment are realized during a right sizing exercise for the compute resources...