Designing cloud native architecture
You learned about the cloud native approach earlier in this chapter from a migration point of view, where the focus was on refactoring and rearchitecting applications when migrating to the cloud. Each organization may have a different opinion on cloud native architecture but, at the center of it, becoming cloud native is all about utilizing all the cloud capabilities in the best way possible. True cloud native architecture is about designing your application so that it can be built in the cloud from its foundations.
Cloud native doesn't mean hosting your application on the cloud platform; it's about leveraging services and features provided by the cloud. This may include the following: