Chapter 3. The platform for cloud-native software
This chapter covers
- A brief history of cloud platform evolution
- Foundational elements of the cloud-native platform
- The basics of containers
- Use of a platform throughout the entire SDLC
- Security, compliance, and change control
I work with a lot of clients to help them understand and adopt cloud-native patterns and practices, as well as a platform that’s optimized to run the software they produce. In particular, I work with and on the Cloud Foundry platform. I want to share an experience of one of my clients who adopted Cloud Foundry and deployed an existing application onto it.
Although that deployed software adhered to only a few of the cloud-native patterns covered in this book (the apps ...