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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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Cloud native toolkit

Many of the cloud native tools for cost optimization are natively available on their respective platforms. However, two drivers may (rightly so) drive businesses to use non-native services to optimize costs:

  • The independence of a third party to deduce cost optimization areas
  • The ability to work across two or more cloud environments (multi-cloud architectures)

This space is getting squeezed as CSPs replicate many of the features provided by these companies natively on the platforms. Many of the tools that provided cost optimization have been forced to pivot to management and operational automation.


One of the last remaining independent tools focused on cost transparency is Cloudability, which gives users a detailed budget and daily reports based on detailed metrics it collects from your cloud environments. It is currently available and integrates with the major CSPs.

AWS Trusted Advisor

This service from AWS could make an appearance in several chapters of this book...