Cloud Native Transformation: free book uncovers why most companies fail to go Cloud Native

Published by O’Reilly Media, Container Solutions will be giving away digital copies of the book currently on sale on Amazon for £32.56 for a limited period of time ...

Specialists in Cloud Native transformation, Container Solutions, have made available for a limited period of time free digital copies of their book Cloud Native Transformation: Practical Patterns for Innovation. The book, published by O’Reilly Media and currently on sale on Amazon for £32.56, is now up for grabs without charge from Container Solutions’ website until August 23rd. 

Initially conceptualised as a standard manual on Cloud Native software design patterns, the book goes beyond such academic approach and presents a one-of-a-kind, step-by-step blueprint for Cloud Transformation, from strategy through to company culture and technology. Aimed at real-world companies, it gives readers a library of more than 70 patterns that tackle the essential elements of any Cloud Native transformation – what it functionally looks like inside an organisation, realistic timeframes, guidance on budget and resources to allocate, and more – for identifying threats and de-risking the journey.

Jamie Dobson, CEO and co-founder of Container Solutions, explains:

“Differently to what many people believe, Cloud Native is not only about technical, but also cultural, and strategical transformations. A lot needs changing inside the corporation before jumping on the Kubernetes bandwagon. This seemed to be the key thing no one was talking about. The book highlights how important it is to get the entire organisation involved in the transformation from the beginning, as well as the technical parts of the transition”.

Pini Reznik, CRO and co-founder of Container Solutions, adds:

“The Cloud Native transformation trend has been massively accelerated by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. More than ever, companies need to adapt their processes and embrace remote solutions in order to remain competitive. But what leaders need to bear in mind is that Cloud Native is not just about changing your technology but also your whole way of working with it. At Container Solutions, what we’ve seen is that a lot of companies struggle with cultural resistance to change, even when the need for change is obvious. That’s where the book can help. We don’t want to tell leaders how to ‘do’ Cloud Native. What we are truly trying to do is help their organisations become responsive and adaptive, giving them the toolkit to be able to move fast to whatever comes next”.

The book also includes:

  • What Cloud Native means, and how it reduces risk while speeding up product/service development
  • What patterns are, and how to use them
  • How to proficiently deliver your core business while also innovating to beat your competition
  • How to avoid common barriers and pitfalls along the way
  • Detailed case studies from real-world companies that have gone Cloud Native and thrived

Cloud Native Transformation: Practical Patterns for Innovation has been released in partnership with renowned tech learning platform O’Reilly Media. O’Reilly’s books have been heralded for decades as the definitive place to learn about the technologies that are shaping the future. Bearing O’Reilly’s seal of approval signals the quality and trustworthiness of the solutions included in the book. 

Praise for Cloud Native Transformation: Practical Patterns for Innovation

“Cloud Native is the latest checkpoint in software development that abstracts away entire data centers while encoding best practices into platforms such as Kubernetes. Unfortunately, rubbing some Kubernetes on neglected software and an undisciplined engineering philosophy isn’t going to solve your problems. The ability to leverage this technology shift requires a cultural one as well”. – Kelsey Hightower, Developer advocate, Google Cloud

“The patterns provide invaluable information on how to think about Cloud Native development the right way – and valuable context for understanding why there is more than technology to a Cloud Native Transformation”. Kyle Brown, IBM Fellow and CTO, IBM Cloud Architecture; Pattern Languages of Programs 2018 Program Chair.

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