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Cloud Native Architectures by Piyum Zonooz, Erik Farr, Kamal Arora, Tom Laszewski

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Axis 3 – Automation

The third and final cloud native principle is about automation.  Throughout this chapter, the other CNMM principles have been discussed in detail and explained, particularly why using cloud native services and application centric design enable cloud native architectures to achieve scale.  However, these alone do not allow a system to really take advantage of the cloud. If a system were designed using the most advanced services available, but the operational aspects of the application were done manually, it would have a hard time realizing its intended purpose. This type of operational automation is often referred to as Infrastructure as Code, and there is an evolution in maturity to achieve a sophisticated cloud native ...

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