In this chapter, we will focus on one of the most recurrent topilcs of the last decade – the cloud. The cloud is a game-changer in the IT landscape and is an enabler of a larger digital transformation, which often hits organizations like a storm. Beyond technology, the cloud and cloud-native approaches require organizational changes and a proper culture to leverage all their benefits. But this goes far beyond the scope of this chapter, in which we will limit ourselves to evaluating the cloud's impact on software architecture.
More specifically, we will cover the following topics:
- Introducing cloud service models, the cloud, and cloud-native systems
- Mapping cloud services to architecture styles and patterns
- Reviewing cloud-native patterns
By the end of this chapter, you should have a better understanding of cloud and cloud-native approaches, which gain in popularity year after...