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

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Web and backend application processing

The easiest way to describe this design pattern is to compare it with a traditional three-tier application architecture. For many years, the dominant approach to a scalable web app was to set up a load balancer, web servers, app servers, and databases. There are many types of third-party tools and techniques to support this design and, if done properly, a fault tolerant architecture can be achieved that will scale up and down to support the spike in traffic that the application will experience. The challenge with this approach is that it does not fully take advantage of the cloud native services and still relies on capacity planning, people to manage the environment, and lots of configuration to ensure ...

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