Cloud Enabled #1: Introduction to Planning for Failure & Architecting for Success


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Cloud Enabled #1: Introduction to Planning for Failure & Architecting for Success

A casual guide to planning for failure, architecting for success, and your application at scale

About the Book

"Cloud Enabled" is a primer for casual users, developers who do not have systems administration experience, experienced sys-admins sick of scaling vertically, and anyone who wants to be guided through some basic principles for making your environment robust and resilient. 

Immutability is the seemingly unattainable goal of all infrastructure architecture, and now that is quickly becoming more and more of a reality, but can you harness that power if you don't know how to build it? This book gives you the framework for thinking in terms of scale, up or down, and in varying volumes, all while keeping your applications online. 

This short volume has 3 sections:

1. Planning for Failure

2. Architecting for Success

3. Case Study for Production Environments

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • How to Cloud?
    • Who this is for
    • What you will learn
  • Terminology
    • Cloud Environment
    • Application
    • High Availability (HA)
    • Resiliency
    • Redundancy
    • Scale and Scalability
    • Single Point of Failure
    • Configuration Management, Automation
    • Immutablility
    • Conclusion
  • Part 1: Planning for Failure
    • Analyzing Failure
    • Healing Your Infrastructure
    • Strategies for Assessing Failure
    • Preventing Failure
    • Putting it All Together
    • Summary
  • Part 2: Architecting for Success
    • Thinking Modularly
    • Analyzing Requirements
    • Applying Modular Thought
    • Final Thoughts
  • Case Study: Late Nite Video Club
    • Conclusions
  • Resources

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