Securing Your Workload Mesh
Andrew Carnegie said this: The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket. While this quip from the industrialist might have been useful folksy advice for Grandma and Grandpa, it is terrible guidance for the modern computing and application system designer. A much better mental image in computer science today involves distribution – and the correct unit for scattered computation is the workload.
When done right, modern workload implementation involves a carefully woven mesh of applications, systems, databases, and other computational structures, supported across a heterogeneous infrastructure. The optimal strategy is to first decouple workloads from their underlying host environments, and to then scatter the workloads across a cloud ecosystem. The resulting advantages range from increased resilience to improved performance.