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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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Packt Upsell

Cloud-managed service providers

Enterprise organizations often partner with Managed Service Providers for the operational management of their cloud environments. The trend has been ongoing with CSPs for quite some time, where the CSP manages the undifferentiated heavy lifting—which at first was the physical device management—but has not moved its way up the stack to manage virtual machine clusters for containers, or the management of HA-deployed databases.


These MSPs offer environment management along a wide spectrum of services, which give greater responsibility to the customer on one end, and almost all environment management to the MSP on the other end. MSPs typically offer these services by reducing tooling and framework options for builders. MSPs can require a specific deployment pipeline that needs to be used. They can force container orchestration tools (such as Kubernetes over Mesosphere), force all change requests to come through tools such as Zendesk, and manage identity and access...