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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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Operations with IaC

As with developing code for an application, the process one manages and deploys their code for IaC resembles how developers have been managing their application code.

IaC starts with CND teams storing their IaC in a repo (for example, GitHub, CodeCommit, and BitBucket). Once in a repo, code can be tested, branched, developed, merged, and forked. This enables a larger team to continually work on and develop a stack in isolation without colliding on their contributions.

There exist native cloud services that cover every aspect of the code development process as follows:

Figure 8.3

For the AWS platform, the services that correlate to each of the preceding processes are as follows:

Figure 8.4

A more in-depth example of the AWS coding services is provided in Chapter 9, Amazon Web Services.

IaC can be validated using SDKs available from the CSPs for common IDEs such as Eclipse. Furthermore, tools such as cfn-nag from Stelligent can be used to automatically catch anti-patterns in your...