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Achieving Digital Transformation Using Hybrid Cloud

By : Vikas Grover, Ishu Verma, Praveen Rajagopalan
Book Image

Achieving Digital Transformation Using Hybrid Cloud

By: Vikas Grover, Ishu Verma, Praveen Rajagopalan

Overview of this book

Hybrid cloud technology can be leveraged by organizations aiming to build next-gen applications while safeguarding prior technological investments. This book will help you explore different hybrid cloud architectural patterns, whether designing new projects or migrating legacy applications to the cloud. You'll learn about the key building blocks of hybrid cloud enabling you to deploy, manage, and secure applications and data while porting the workloads between environments without rebuilding. Further, you’ll explore Kubernetes, GitOps, and Layer 3/7 services to reduce operational complexity. You'll also learn about nuances of security and compliance in hybrid cloud followed by the economics of hybrid cloud. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the concepts with use cases from telecom 5G and industrial manufacturing, giving you a glimpse into real industry problems resolved by hybrid cloud, and unlocking millions of dollars of opportunities for enterprises. By the end of this book, you'll be well-equipped to design and develop efficient hybrid cloud strategies, lead conversations with senior IT and business executives, and succeed in hybrid cloud implementation or transformation opportunities.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)
Part 1: Containers, Kubernetes, and DevOps for Hybrid Cloud
Part 2: Design Patterns, DevOps, and GitOps

Provisioning and managing infrastructure with IaC

IaC takes the SDI approach to the next level by managing IT infrastructure using code instead of manual processes or interactive configuration tools. With IaC, you can design, build, deploy, and manage the hybrid cloud infrastructure as code. The desired infrastructure specifications are defined in a configuration file, which is stored in a version control system. This specification is then implemented by an orchestrator, who provisions the desired resource. IaC enables operations teams to automate the provisioning and management of the infrastructure rather than configuring it manually.

Operations teams face significant challenges when managing various hybrid cloud environments – for example, Kubernetes clusters spread across different cloud providers. They also need to frequently deploy code changes (many times per day) and scale these deployments dynamically. In order to keep costs down and services up, computing resources...