Best practices for creating infrastructure capable of managing the full life cycle of cloud native applications.

Cloud Native


Kris Nova is a Senior Developer Advocate for Heptio with an emphasis in containers, infrastructure, and Kubernetes. She is an ambassador for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. She has a deep technical background in the Go programming language, and has authored many successful tools in Go. She is a Kubernetes maintainer, and the creator of kubicorn, a successful Kubernetes infrastructure management tool. She organizes a special interest group in Kubernetes, and is a leader in the community. Kris lives in Seattle, WA and spends her free time mountaineering.



Chapter 1

What is Cloud Native Infrastructure?

Chapter 2

When to Adopt Cloud Native

Chapter 3

Evolution of Cloud Native Deployments

Managing Cloud Native Applications

Chapter 7

Developing Infrastructure Applications

Chapter 5

Testing Cloud Native Infrastructure

Chapter 6

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Understand why cloud native infrastructure is necessary to effectively run cloud native applications 

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Design tests to prove that your infrastructure works as intended, even in a variety of edge cases  
Learn how to secure infrastructure with policy as code  

Designing Infrastructure Applications

Chapter 4

Securing Applications

Chapter 8

Implementing Cloud Native Infrastructure

Chapter 9