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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

Legal/regulatory/security requirements

As the global nature of technology continues to evolve, the complexity of adhering to both global and local laws and regulations becomes greater. The most significant trend in the US government market is the move from security compliance to security risk management. Relevant guidance addressing this move is contained in the following:

  • The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), which provides a standard approach for security assessments, authorizations, and continuous monitoring of cloud computing products and services.
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) cloud computing security requirements, which extend the FedRAMP security requirements to meet the unique requirements of the DoD.
  • ICD 503, which replaces DCID 6/3 and 6/5 and establishes intelligence community policies for security risk management of information technology...