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

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Monolithic

From the early days of information technology and the advent of computing power to speed up computational tasks, the preferred design pattern for an application was monolithic. Simply put, a monolithic design pattern is one in which all aspects of the system are self-contained and independent from other systems or processes. This pattern worked great with the large mainframe monoliths that existed and allowed for the code logic, storage devices, and printing to all be done in the same location. Networking, as we know it today, was not possible and what little connectivity was available was significantly slower, preventing additional systems from being interconnected. As new business requirements were identified, they were designed ...

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