Redundant core services

Making key services and applications that are consumed by the rest of the IT stack redundant is another important design facet of cloud-native architectures. The enterprise has a lot of legacy services that are only just beginning to adapt to the cloud native model. When migrating to the cloud, it is critical to re-architect or refactor these applications to dependably run in the new environment.

An example of this is the Active Directory (AD), a critical component for enabling productivity for almost every enterprise. AD maintains and grants access to people, machines, and services by authenticating and authorizing their actions.

There are varying levels of cloud native maturity for standing up AD services. At one ...

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