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Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions

By : Kevin L. Jackson, Scott Goessling
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Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions

By: Kevin L. Jackson, Scott Goessling

Overview of this book

Cloud adoption is a core component of digital transformation. Scaling the IT environment, making it resilient, and reducing costs are what organizations want. Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions presents and explains critical cloud solution design considerations and technology decisions required to be made for deploying the right cloud service and deployment models, based on your business and technology service requirements. This book starts with the fundamentals of cloud computing and its architectural concepts. It then walks you through cloud service models (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS), deployment models (public, private, community, and hybrid) and implementation options (enterprise, MSP, and CSP) to explain and describe the key considerations and challenges organizations face during cloud migration. Later, this book delves into how to leverage DevOps, Cloud-Native, and serverless architectures in your cloud environment and presents industry best practices for scaling your cloud environment. Finally, this book addresses in depth how to manage essential cloud technology service components, such as data storage, security controls, and disaster recovery. By the end of this book, you will have mastered all the design considerations and operational trades required to adopt cloud services, no matter which cloud service provider you choose.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Free Chapter
Hands-On Lab 1 – Basic Cloud Design (Single Server)
Hands-On Lab 3 – Optimizing Current State (12 Months Later)
Cloud Architecture – Lessons Learned


Cloud applications consist of the software and programming language combinations used to create a web or mobile application. These applications should also adhere to cloud-friendly characteristics such as loose coupling, stable and described interfaces, marketplaces, and REST. The most prevalent server-side stacks include LAMP, WISA, and Java. Many enterprises have accelerated the application development process by adopting DevOps. It uses a concept referred to as Infrastructure as a Code, where scripting is used to instantiate cloud-based infrastructure through the use of APIs. While developing applications for the cloud is an essential area for the architect to understand, most large enterprises have some existing applications targeted for migration to the cloud environment. Cloud solution architects should use organizational requirements and associated metrics to define...