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Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure and Operations Explained

By : Mansura Habiba
Book Image

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure and Operations Explained

By: Mansura Habiba

Overview of this book

Most organizations are now either moving to the cloud through modernization or building their apps in the cloud. Hybrid cloud is one of the best approaches for cloud migration and the modernization journey for any enterprise. This is why, along with coding skills, developers need to know the big picture of cloud footprint and be aware of the integration models between apps in a hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure. This book represents an overview of your end-to-end journey to the cloud. To be future agnostic, the journey starts with a hybrid cloud. You'll gain an overall understanding of how to approach migration to the cloud using hybrid cloud technologies from IBM and Red Hat. Next, you’ll be able to explore the challenges, requirements (both functional and non-functional), and the process of app modernization for enterprises by analyzing various use cases. The book then provides you with insights into the different reference solutions for app modernization on the cloud, which will help you to learn how to design and implement patterns and best practices in your job. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to successfully modernize applications and cloud infrastructure in hyperscaler public clouds such as IBM and hybrid clouds using Red Hat technologies as well as develop secure applications for cloud environments.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1: Moving to Hybrid Cloud
Part 2: Cloud-Native Methods, Practices, and Technology
Part 3: Elements of Embedded Linux

Understanding a solution architect’s mindset for cloud adoption

A solution architect needs to follow the following fundamental design principles for a successful application migration and modernization project:

  • The key concept of modernization is to build once, run anywhere consistently, along with IaaS, PaaS, and self-service capabilities as per the application’s requirements.
  • A true multi-cloud strategy is where applications and workloads are deployed in multiple cloud platforms (both public and private). However, a centralized monitoring and governance platform will ensure this multi-cloud platform’s security, policy, and stability.
  • Modernize once and avoid recording expenses. Re-Host can temporarily reduce the cost, but applications still need to be refactored and re-innovated, which can cost more; therefore, modernization and migration are often the preferred approaches for cloud adoption.
  • Innovate anywhere with anyone’s technology...