Multi-Cloud Architecture and Governance: Leverage Azure, AWS, GCP, and VMware vSphere to build effective multi-cloud solutions (Paperback)

Jeroen Mulder



A comprehensive guide to architecting, managing, implementing, and controlling multi-cloud environments

Key Features

  • Deliver robust multi-cloud environments and improve your business productivity
  • Stay in control of the cost, governance, development, security, and continuous improvement of your multi-cloud solution
  • Integrate different solutions, principles, and practices into one multi-cloud foundation

Book Description

Multi-cloud has emerged as one of the top cloud computing trends, with businesses wanting to reduce their reliance on only one vendor. But when organizations shift to multiple cloud services without a clear strategy, they may face certain difficulties, in terms of how to stay in control, how to keep all the different components secure, and how to execute the cross-cloud development of applications. This book combines best practices from different cloud adoption frameworks to help you find solutions to these problems.

With step-by-step explanations of essential concepts and practical examples, you'll begin by planning the foundation, creating the architecture, designing the governance model, and implementing tools, processes, and technologies to manage multi-cloud environments. You'll then discover how to design workload environments using different cloud propositions, understand how to optimize the use of these cloud technologies, and automate and monitor the environments. As you advance, you'll delve into multi-cloud governance, defining clear demarcation models and management processes. Finally, you'll learn about managing identities in multi-cloud: who's doing what, why, when, and where

By the end of this book, you'll be able to create, implement, and manage multi-cloud architectures with confidence

What you will learn

  • Get to grips with the core functions of multiple cloud platforms
  • Deploy, automate, and secure different cloud solutions
  • Design network strategy and get to grips with identity and access management for multi-cloud
  • Design a landing zone spanning multiple cloud platforms
  • Use automation, monitoring, and management tools for multi-cloud
  • Understand multi-cloud management with the principles of BaseOps, FinOps, SecOps, and DevOps
  • Define multi-cloud security policies and use cloud security tools
  • Test, integrate, deploy, and release using multi-cloud CI/CD pipelines

Who this book is for

This book is for architects and lead engineers involved in architecting multi-cloud environments, with a focus on getting governance right to stay in control of developments in multi-cloud. Basic knowledge of different cloud platforms (Azure, AWS, GCP, VMWare, and OpenStack) and understanding of IT governance is necessary.


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Multi-Cloud
  2. Business Acceleration Using a Multi-Cloud Strategy
  3. Getting Connected – Designing Connectivity
  4. Service Designs for Multi-Cloud
  5. Managing the Enterprise Cloud Architecture
  6. Designing, Implementing, and Managing the Landing Zone
  7. Designing Resilience and Performance
  8. Defining Automation Tools and Processes
  9. Defining and Using Monitoring and Management Tools
  10. Managing Licenses
  11. Defining Principles for Resource Provisioning and Consumption
  12. Defining Naming Conventions and Tagging
  13. Validating and Managing Bills
  14. Defining Security Policies
  15. Implementing Identity and Access Management
  16. Defining Security Policies for Data
  17. Implementing and Integrating Security Monitoring
  18. Designing and Implementing CI/CD Pipelines
  19. Introducing AIOps in Multi-Cloud
  20. Introducing Site Reliability Engineering in Multi-Cloud