Cloud Native Infrastructure with Azure: Building and Managing Cloud Native Applications (Paperback)
The cloud is becoming the de facto home for companies ranging from enterprises to startups. Moving to the cloud means moving your applications from monolith to microservices. But once you do, running and maintaining these services brings its own level of complexity. The answer? Modularity, deployability, observability, and self-healing capacity through cloud native development.
With this practical book, Nishant Singh and Michael Kehoe show you how to build a true cloud native infrastructure using Microsoft Azure or another cloud computing solution by following guidelines from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). DevOps and site reliability engineers will learn how adapting applications to cloud native early in the design phase helps you fully utilize the elasticity and distributed nature of the cloud.
This book helps you explore:
- Why go cloud native?
- How to use infrastructure as code
- What it takes to containerize an application
- Why and how Kubernetes is the grand orchestrator
- How to create a Kubernetes cluster on Azure
- How observability complements monitoring
- How to use service discovery and a service mesh to find new territories
- How networking and policy management serve as gatekeepers
- How distributed databases and storage work
About the Author
Nishant Singh is a senior site reliability engineer at LinkedIn, where he works to improve the reliability of the site with a focus on reducing the mean time to detect (MTTD) and mean time to respond (MTTR) to incidents. Prior to joining LinkedIn, he worked at Paytm and Gemalto as a DevOps engineer, spending his time building custom solutions for clients and managing and maintaining services over the public cloud. Nishant has a keen interest in site reliability engineering and in building distributed systems.Michael Kehoe is a senior staff security engineer at Confluent. Prior to this, he worked on incident response, disaster recovery, visibility engineering, and reliability principles as a senior staff site reliability engineer at LinkedIn. During his time at LinkedIn, he led the company's efforts to automate the migration to Microsoft Azure. Michael specializes in maintaining large system infrastructure as demonstrated by his work at LinkedIn (applications, automation, and infrastructure) and at the University of Queensland (networks). He has also spent time building small satellites at NASA and writing thermal environments software at Rio Tinto.