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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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What this book covers

Chapter 1, Introduction to Multi-Cloud, provides the definition of multi-cloud and why companies have a multi-cloud strategy.

Chapter 2, Collecting Business Requirements, discusses how enterprises could collect requirements using various enterprise architecture methodologies and how they can accelerate business results by implementing a multi-cloud strategy.

Chapter 3, Starting the Multi-Cloud Journey, explains how businesses can start developing and implementing cloud platforms, describing the steps in transition and transformation.

Chapter 4, Service Designs for Multi-Cloud, discusses governance in multi-cloud using the Cloud Adoption Frameworks of cloud providers.

Chapter 5, Managing the Enterprise Cloud Architecture, covers the architecture principles of various domains, such as security, data, and applications. You will learn how to create an enterprise architecture for multi-cloud.

Chapter 6, Controlling the Foundation Using Well-Architected Frameworks, explains how to define policies to manage the landing zone and get a deeper understanding of handling accounts in landing zones. The Well-Architectured Frameworks of cloud providers are used as guidance in setting up landing zones in various clouds.

Chapter 7, Designing Applications for Multi-Cloud, covers how to gather and validate business requirements for the resilience and performance of applications in the cloud.

Chapter 8, Creating a Foundation for Data Platforms, discusses the basic architecture of data lakes and considers the various solutions that cloud providers offer. You will also learn about the challenges that come with collecting and analyzing vast amounts of data.

Chapter 9, Creating a Foundation for IoT, explores the architecture principles of an IoT ecosystem and discusses how the cloud can help in managing IoT devices. We will explore some of these cloud solutions and also look at crucial elements in IoT, such as connectivity and security.

Chapter 10, Managing Costs with FinOps, focuses on the basics of financial operations in the cloud – for instance, the provisioning of resources and the costs that come with the deployment of resources.

Chapter 11, Maturing FinOps, talks about the transformation to managed FinOps in an organization by setting up a FinOps team, which has a major task in the adoption of the FinOps principles that we discussed in chapter 10.

Chapter 12, Cost Modeling in the Cloud, teaches how to develop and implement a cost model that allows organizations to identify cloud costs (showback) and allocate (chargeback) costs to the budgets of teams or units.

Chapter 13, Implementing DevSecOps, discusses setting up DevOps practices to develop and deploy applications to the cloud, but always with security as a priority, making sure that code, pipelines, applications, and infrastructure remain secure at every stage of the release cycle.

Chapter 14, Defining Security Policies, introduces the security frameworks of cloud providers and overall frameworks such as the Center for Internet Security (CIS) controls. You will learn how to define policies using these frameworks.

Chapter 15, Implementing Identity and Access Management, covers authenticating and authorizing identities. It also provides a good understanding of how to deal with least privileged accounts and the use of eligible accounts.

Chapter 16, Defining Security Policies for Data, starts with explaining data models and data classification. Next, you will learn how to protect data using cloud technologies such as encryption.

Chapter 17, Implementing and Integrating Security Monitoring, discusses the function and the need for integrated security monitoring, using SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) and SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response).

Chapter 18, Developing for Cloud with DevOps and DevSecOps, studies the principles of DevOps, how CI/CD pipelines work with push and pull mechanisms, and how pipelines are designed so that they fit multi-cloud environments. Next, you will learn how to secure DevOps processes using the principles of the DevSecOps maturity model and the most common security frameworks.

Chapter 19, Introducing AIOps and GreenOps, introduces the concept of Artificial Intelligence Operations (AIOps) and how enterprises can optimize their cloud environments using AIOps. You will also learn about achieving sustainability in the cloud using GreenOps.

Chapter 20, Conclusion: The Future of Multi-Cloud, provides a peek into the future of emerging clouds and how enterprises can manage the growth of cloud technology within their organizations. The chapter contains sections about SRE as a method to ensure the stability of systems, while development is done at high speed.