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Multi-Cloud Strategy for Cloud Architects - Second Edition

By : Jeroen Mulder
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Multi-Cloud Strategy for Cloud Architects - Second Edition

By: Jeroen Mulder

Overview of this book

Are you ready to unlock the full potential of your enterprise with the transformative power of multi-cloud adoption? As a cloud architect, you understand the challenges of navigating the vast array of cloud services and moving data and applications to public clouds. But with 'Multi-Cloud Strategy for Cloud Architects, Second Edition', you'll gain the confidence to tackle these complexities head-on. This edition delves into the latest concepts of BaseOps, FinOps, and DevSecOps, including the use of the DevSecOps Maturity Model. You'll learn how to optimize costs and maximize security using the major public clouds - Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud. Examples of solutions by the increasingly popular Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Alibaba Cloud have been added in this edition. Plus, you will discover cutting-edge ideas like AIOps and GreenOps. With practical use cases, including IoT, data mining, Web3, and financial management, this book empowers you with the skills needed to develop, release, and manage products and services in a multi-cloud environment. By the end of this book, you'll have mastered the intricacies of multi-cloud operations, financial management, and security. Don't miss your chance to revolutionize your enterprise with multi-cloud adoption.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
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Introducing cost aware design

This book and even this specific chapter, started with the observation that implementing cloud solutions must add value to the business. It’s the most important principle to keep in mind when we’re discussing financial operations. FinOps is not about cutting costs, but about adding value using cloud technology. But inevitably, we will have to deal with costs. Cloud simply doesn’t come for free.

Hence, we need to know what the costs are when we design for cloud. Next, we need to identify risks, since these will also inflict costs when risks materialize. These can be direct costs, but also costs that help us mitigating the risks. Lasty, we must define the expected benefits when we design and implement a solution. Costs, risks, and benefits will facilitate the calculation of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and the Return on Investment (ROI), as shown in the diagram.

Figure 11.3 – Enterprise TCO/ROI model

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