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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

The IBM Garage application development method

The IBM Garage application development method has proven to be significantly successful for enterprise application development at scale. This practice is defined based on IBM Design Thinking and extended Twelve-Factor methods. Figure 4.3 shows the Garage loop for the development and management of enterprise applications. This practice is established based on the following goals:

  • Enterprise Design Thinking at scale
  • Agile for co-located and distributed teams
  • DevOps for continued delivery and operations
  • Digital talent and culture change
  • Site reliability engineering

The core practices for IBM Garage can be divided into three categories:

  • Co-create
  • Co-execute
  • Co-operate

The following section explores these three core practices in detail:

  • Co-create
    • Discover: This stage enforces analysis and research on the current state and the target state using tools, processes, workshops, IBM Design...