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Concepts: Zones and Regions

Concepts: Zones and Regions

Est Reading Time: 5min Cloud computing providers incorporate the concept of failure domains throughout their services. Zones and Regions are some of the most fundamental examples of failure domains. In general ‘Cloud’ terminology: The Common Region+Zone...
Concept: Failure Domain

Concept: Failure Domain

Avg Reading Time: 3 minutes Today, we’ll introduce the concept of a Failure Domain, which is very important to understand and use when building systems, especially those in the Cloud. Let’s start with a high-level view of a layered application stack with...
Consuming Secrets in Applications

Consuming Secrets in Applications

Avg Reading Time: 4 minutes Mmm… Secrets!, Cookie Monster Secrets, secrets, yum, yum, yum…Secrets, secrets, give me some! Once your application’s secrets are available in highly-available vault near your application and using a Cloud managed...
Let me tell you a secret

Let me tell you a secret

‘Tell a Secret’ by Ben White, Unsplash Avg Reading Time: 4 minutes Say your applications running in the Cloud each have an identity managed by the Cloud provider, avoiding the First Secret Problem. Those applications can access that Cloud’s managed...