Edge Cloud Operations: A Systems Approach
The cloud is ubiquitous. Everyone uses the cloud to either access or deliver services, and now it is becoming ubiquitous in
another way. As applications are disaggregated, the cloud is expanding from hundreds of datacenters to tens of thousands of enterprises. This means it is becoming increasingly important to understand the principles of cloud operations: how resources are provisioned, how service lifecycles are managed, how runtime parameters are controlled, and how system behavior is monitored and corrected over time. This book gives a comprehensive and from-first-principles description of edge cloud operations. Features include:
- Describes a complete edge cloud operations stack, illustrated with example open source software.
- Emphasizes underlying concepts, abstractions, design rationale, and engineering tradeoffs.
- Explains how best practices in scalable cloud services are applied to operational challenges.
- Describes the interfaces that operators and developers use to realize DevOps practices.
- Defines terminology across management domains: Telco operators, Enterprise Admins, Cloud providers
- Includes an end-to-end management platform for an operational, multi-site hybrid cloud (available on GitHub).
"The authors provide a detailed overview of cloud operations in this new era of distributed clouds. To understand how it all works...you need to read this book." – Martin Casado, General Partner, a16z.