Join David Linthicum for an in-depth discussion in this video Beyond basic architecture, part of Cloud Architecture: Design Decisions.
- [Instructor] So let's get started with cloud architecture. Keep in mind that this is a matter of planning. That means we work from big to little, so this is understanding the macro problem domain, or basically the larger business issues we're looking to solve and then the ability to apply technology in a certain configuration and a certain way, so that the cloud solution we're building will actually meet the needs of the business. Planning our architecture determines success or failure of your cloud implementation, I can't stress that enough. I've seen patterns of failure, which are basically around people not putting the time and energy to understand the requirements, and how those requirements map into solution patterns and how those solution patterns map into actual technology, that they end up making mistakes.
They throw technology at a problem, or money at a problem, that ultimately they try to iterate their way out of it, and that ends up just going nowhere. And there's many failures and many millions of dollars spent around these failed engagements. So we're going to talk about design decisions, we're going to understand the business, understanding components of the cloud, and we're going to understand the requirements. So keep in mind that these are in essence, the basics of cloud architecture, so the information you're going to get in this particular course is going to be relevant to the way in which you look at cloud architecture going forward.
And then ultimately you can build upon that information, you can add additional techniques, and add additional advanced concepts, add additional learnings on top of that so you'll understand what are the basics of it and how you're going to make it work.
This course is targeted at IT professionals who have a basic understanding of the cloud and are ready to move on to creating a cloud architecture. David Linthicum begins with the business case and requirement patterns, and then moves onto mapping requirements to individual architecture concepts. There are multiple aspects to consider: storage, processing, governance, management and monitoring, security, performance, and more. David also includes discussion of advanced topics such as serverless architectures and containers. Watch and learn how to make sense of today's requirements, and plan your cloud-based architecture to scale with what your company needs to succeed tomorrow.
- Advanced architecture
- Building a business case
- Defining storage, processing, database, and other requirements
- Mapping requirements
- Performance and security