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tionality, which suggests that Internet performance is not a top priority when building data centers. Flawed Thinking: Your Applications Will All Sit On Your Servers The days of applications sitting on your servers in your corporate network are ending. The days of them only using systems that you install and host are ending. Creating modern applications has become a matter of using Software as a Service and third-party serv‐ ices, alongside more traditional server-hosted solutions, as building blocks to build your complete applications. Your finished applica‐ tion may even span multiple cloud providers in addition to interact‐ ing with on-premise and other third-party systems. Obviously, the distributed nature of systems provides additional challenges for Internet performance, and it is important that you understand some core pieces of information related to your applica‐ tion. You must: 1. Understand the impact of performance issues caused by con‐ nectivity issues between the different elements of the system 2. Have systems in place to react to poor performance in these interactions 3. Have monitoring in place to understand what is happening and the impact it has Because you don't control everything, your responsibility shifts to understanding when problems are happening and then mitigating them. Phase 1: Dos and Don'ts Do • Embrace the benefits of the cloud-based services that are avail‐ able • Embrace the freedom of creating and destroying services on demand Flawed Thinking: Your Applications Will All Sit On Your Servers | 9

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