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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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: Automated Infrastructure

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Automated Infrastructure Got automation? If your enterprise is going Cloud Native, automation is a core requirement. The Automated Infrastructure pattern leads the way to this major step in the CN migration process. Perhaps your enterprise manages infrastructure using time-consuming manual processes. Or maybe you’ve “automated” things a bit with a collection of ad hoc scripts strung [...]

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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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Cloud Native Is an Existential Threat

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Once upon a time, one of the nastiest business disasters a CTO could imagine was a fire destroying their data centre. Then along came the Cloud. The Cloud takes care of that worst case scenario. The data centre fire, along with many other disasters, is rendered considerably less scary by cloud computing and distributed systems. Even a direct nuclear hit on London, New York or San [...]

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