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

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Before the cloud

Before we can discuss the cost of building cloud native applications, we need to turn back the clock to examine infrastructure before the cloud, namely on-premises systems. When an enterprise deems it necessary to establish or expand its IT infrastructure, a number of actions have to be taken regarding:

  • Physical space: Finding space in the existing data center or buying/renting new space for the data center buildout.
  • Electric power: This can be easily overlooked. Deploying a large scale array of servers requires large power conduits that may not exist in a new location or be available in the current space. In addition, redundancy and backup power generators are often required to continue critical operations in case of a ...

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