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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

Understanding various architectural considerations

Before going into the architectural considerations for a hybrid cloud, it is first important to understand the problems or challenges that we are trying to fix using a hybrid cloud implementation. As with all architectures, the hybrid cloud has its own pitfalls as well. We will look at this in more detail in the Various pitfalls of hybrid cloud section of this chapter.

Let’s keep the cloud strategy highlighted in the previous section as a good background and understand the various architectural considerations:

  • Portability and manageability help to avoid vendor lock-in
  • Data residency and regulatory requirements
  • Application requirements for regional and global redundancy
  • Efficient software delivery supply chain processes across the entire infrastructure footprint

The following diagram is the same illustration that we used in Chapter 6 and shows a simple web application running inside a Kubernetes...