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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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Chapter 8. Cloud Native Operations

In the preceding chapters, we learned about what makes a cloud native architecture unique and different from previous patterns of building IT systems. In our view, cloud native is not strictly limited to architectural decisions made relating to core technology components of a given system. In order to receive the biggest benefits, operations must evolve alongside our cloud technology adoption. Without a cloud native organization, most of the benefits of the cloud will go waste.

In this chapter, we will learn about how to build an effective organization that can design, build, and maintain a cloud native environment. It is a combination of processes, people, and tools that come together to realize the full potential of cloud native development (CND).

By the end of this chapter, you will understand the following:

  • How the cloud has driven changes in what an average technology professional is supposed to do
  • What a successful cloud native organization looks like...