Chapter 11What We Mean by a “Cloud Operating System”

Here we are at the end of our tale, but at the beginning of your cloud-operations story—your use case where practice and theory meld. Throughout this book, you’ve been hands-on and elbow-deep in learning a new, efficient system that somehow feels familiar. You’ve been writing the programs and seeing the output. Our closing here is more conceptual, a dive into how everything we’ve covered fits into a broader context.

In computing, we’ve become so accustomed to having feature-rich operating systems that we take them for granted. As we migrate to infrastructure resources provided by AWS, Azure, and the like, where there are no operating systems yet for the cloud-as-a-metacomputer, we are confronted ...

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