I’m noticing a pattern in my work with young and old cloud architects. Well-known cloud scaling techniques used years ago are rarely used today. Yes, I understand why, being it’s 2023 and not 1993, but cloud architect silverbacks still know a few clever tricks that are relevant today.
Until recently, we just provisioned more cloud services to solve scaling problems. That approach usually produces sky-high cloud bills. The better tactic is to put more quality time into upfront design and deployment rather than allocating post-deployment resources willy-nilly and driving up costs.
Let’s look at the process of designing cloud systems that scale and learn a few of the lesser-known architecture tricks that help cloud computing systems scale efficiently.
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