Tom Laszewski, Kamal Arora, Erik Farr
Cloud Native Architectures
Cloud computing has proven to be the most revolutionary IT development since virtualization. Cloud native architectures provide more flexibility over legacy systems. To harness this, businesses need to refresh their development models and architectures if they cannot be ported to the cloud. Cloud Native Architectures focuses on the three essential components of deploying modern cloud native architectures: organizational transformation, deployment modernization, and cloud native architecture patterns.
The book starts with a quick introduction to cloud native architectures, helping you get up to speed with what cloud native architecture is. You will learn what a cloud adoption framework looks like and even go on to develop cloud native architectures using microservices and serverless computing as design principles. You'll then explore the major pillars of cloud native design including scalability and availability, cost optimization, security, and operational excellence to build on your knowledge of effectively running and managing cloud environments. In the concluding chapters, you will learn about a variety of public cloud architectures, right from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure through to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
By the end of this book, you will have learned the techniques you need to adopt cloud native architectures that meet your business requirements, and gained an understanding of future trends and expectations of cloud providers.
What you will learn
- Understand the difference between cloud native and traditional architectures
- Explore different aspects of migration, including when and why you should migrate
- Identify the elements you need to consider when selecting a technology for your architecture
- Automate security controls and configuration management
- Use Infrastructure as Code(IaC) and CI/CD pipelines to run environments in a sustainable manner
- Understand the cloud native application development capabilities of AWS