Everyone uses the cloud to either access or deliver services, and those services are moving to the edge, where the real world meets the virtual. And while the hyperscaler cloud providers are eager to manage those edge clouds as an extension of their data centers, they do not have a monopoly on the know-how to do so. This book lays out a roadmap that a small team of engineers followed over the course of a year to stand up, operationalize, and then continue to operate an edge cloud, the Aether platform.
Emphasizes underlying concepts, key principles and design choices.Describes the main open source components used and the rationale for their selection. Walks through the steps from initial hardware configuration to lifecyle management including continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD).Includes sample code used in configuration and operations of a real edge cloud running across a dozen enterprises.
"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