Pattern: Public Cloud

Instead of using your own hardware, rely on the hardware managed by public cloud vendors whenever possible

Public Cloud

You are moving to microservices, you are continuously growing your codebase, and teams now require automation for Continuous Delivery. The amount of manual workis going down, but the cost of maintaining hardware is going up.

In This Context

Procuring, installing, and maintaining hardware becomes a bottleneck that slowsdown the entire organization .For most businesses, infrastructure and hardware are not their core business, so they do not invest heavily in maintaining and improving them. Public cloud vendors, however, invest a great deal of money and talent to optimize their services. Furthermore, when you own the hardware, costs are typically higher: you need to overprovision for peak consumption. If Black Friday traffic is 10 times higher, thenyou must maintain that 10-times capacity the other 364 days of the year—there is noelastic capacity expansion.


Hand over the management of hardware and rent capacity from public cloud vendors like Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and similar instead of owning, managing,and creating full automation for infrastructure.


You rent fully automated, scalable, resilient infrastructure from a public cloud provider that can be increased and decreased on demand. You pay only for the resources you are actually using.