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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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Enterprises are increasingly adopting a multi-cloud strategy, using a mix of Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), hosted on platforms such as AWS, Azure, and other technology stacks. This leaves the architects and lead engineers with the challenge of how to integrate architectures and manage the enterprise cloud. Architects and engineers will learn how to design, implement, and integrate cloud solutions and set up controls for governance.

The first edition of this book was released in 2020, but developments in the cloud are rapidly evolving. This edition is extended with two cloud platforms that have grown significantly over the past years, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Alibaba Cloud. New methodologies have also been adopted by companies to improve cloud management. This includes the financial controls of FinOps and embedded security in DevSecOps.

After the introduction of the concept of multi-cloud, this book covers all of the topics that architects should consider when designing systems for multi-cloud platforms. That starts with designing connectivity to and between the various platforms and creating landing zones in Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), and Alibaba Cloud. These clouds will be discussed in this book.

The book is divided into four main sections, covering the following:

  1. Introduction to cloud and multi-cloud architecture and governance
  2. Operations, including setting up and managing the landing zones that provide the infrastructure for cloud environments
  3. Financial operations using the principles of FinOps
  4. Continuous delivery and deployment using DevSecOps, covering identity and access management, securing data, security information, and new concepts such as AIOps and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)

The book contains best practices for the major providers, discusses common pitfalls and how to avoid them, and gives recommendations for methodologies and tools. Of course, a book about multi-cloud could never be complete, but this book will provide you with good guidelines to get started with architecting for multi-cloud.