Episode 1: The Shift to Cloud Native

Presented by

Ben Cole, Executive Editor, TechTarget (Host) | Billy Thompson, Cloud Solutions Engineering Manager, Akamai

About this talk

Developers have to create applications quickly and cost-efficiently to always keep ahead of shifting customer and industry demands. By adopting a cloud-native approach to development, you can build applications that take full advantage of the agility, elasticity, scalability, and flexibility of cloud computing. To begin, you need to become comfortable with the underlying concepts of cloud-native development. This is the focus of Episode 1: The Shift to Cloud Native, the first installment in a new three-part video series, Building in the Cloud: The Shift to Cloud Native. What to expect in Episode 1: • Clear definitions of the key terms used in cloud-native application and workload development • The importance of having the freedom to choose the right cloud for the right workload Why watch Episode 1? • Learn about the benefits of taking a cloud-native approach to application and workload development • Recognize the limitations of platform-centric thinking and the potential dangers around vendor lock-in • Understand the concept of cloud waste and how it can be minimized by moving to cloud native Coming next: • Building in the Cloud: The Shift to Cloud Native, Episode 2: How to Build for Portability
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