October 20, 2017

The Four Pillars of Cloud-Native Operations

As organizations shift their application strategies to embrace the cloud-native world, the purpose of the cloud transitions from saving money to delivering and managing applications. Platforms such as Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, and Docker redefine the possibilities for application environments that utilize the cloud. It’s time for us as operations professionals to rethink how we approach our jobs in this new world. We should be asking, how do our organizations take advantage of cloud-native as a new mode of application delivery?

In addressing this question, we should strive to make our platforms and services as easy to consume as possible. Both the developer and the consumer rely on us to hide operational complexity and maintain freedom of choice. For the sake of both groups, we should recognize four pillars of cloud-native operations: ...

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