Cloud Native Transformation Patterns: Existential Threat

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There are as many reasons for wanting to go Cloud Native as there are companies contemplating the move. Whatever the stated reasons, and whether or not they realize it, Existential Threat is the true driver -- the ultimate reason underlying every other reason -- for undertaking a CN transformation. Context: Your existing enterprise is successful, but the systems propelling those [...]

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Why All This Talk About Continuous Strategic Formulation? Don’t You Do Kubernetes?

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We don’t only do Kubernetes, even though we are one of the only firms in the world to be both certified service providers and trainers. What we actually do is build large scale distributed systems and the platforms on to which these systems are deployed. This is relatively easy. Getting our customers to consume the platforms we help them build is difficult. Getting them to build systems [...]

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High Risk is the New Low Risk

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This article is the collaborative work of Pini Reznik, Anne Currie and Michelle Gienow Most enterprises seeking to go Cloud Native these days cite velocity as their primary motive. Indeed, being able to move quickly and get to market fast -- getting a new idea into production within days or even hours, instead of months -- is a powerful strategic advantage. But Cloud Native, when done [...]

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Cloud Native Transformation Patterns: Modular Architecture

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This post appears as part of a series of Cloud Native Transformation Patterns, which begins  with Cloud Native Transformation Patterns: Introduction. These are condensed versions of the full patterns appearing the forthcoming book, Cloud Native Patterns: Architecture, Design and Culture, a joint project of Container Solutions and O'Reilly. Complete and in-depth information regarding each [...]

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What is Cloud Native Now?

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A good definition of Cloud Native is a method for optimizing your systems for the Cloud. However, the downside of using that definition is surely the details must change every time the Cloud does? And AWS released 500 updates in one quarter of 2018 alone! So is Cloud Native (CN) a moving target? The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) used to define CN as being about scale and [...]

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