Re: updating what it means to be "Cloud Native"


Brian Grant
 

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 12:34 PM, Drew Rapenchuk <drapenchuk@...> wrote:

This is much, much better!

On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 09:30 am, Brian Grant wrote:

 
  • Cloud-native environments are dynamic. They necessitate self-healing and adaptability of applications and services running in such environments 

 

What exactly is a Cloud-native environment? Infrastructure? A platform on top of infrastructure? The resources provided by the platform?
One could argue a Cloud-Native environment includes all of the above,

Deliberately vague. Yes, it could include the platform, such as Kubernetes.
 
But I know some who would disagree.  I think it is worth it to really try to nail down at what point is a platform or system no longer itself cloud native.  At what level does something being handled by a human touching it no longer make it cloud native?

I don't know that we're ready to draw a firm boundary yet. Cloud Native is still somewhat aspirational.


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