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Solutions Architect’s Handbook - Second Edition

By : Saurabh Shrivastava, Neelanjali Srivastav
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Solutions Architect’s Handbook - Second Edition

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By: Saurabh Shrivastava, Neelanjali Srivastav

Overview of this book

Becoming a solutions architect requires a hands-on approach, and this edition of the Solutions Architect's Handbook brings exactly that. This handbook will teach you how to create robust, scalable, and fault-tolerant solutions and next-generation architecture designs in a cloud environment. It will also help you build effective product strategies for your business and implement them from start to finish. This new edition features additional chapters on disruptive technologies, such as Internet of Things (IoT), quantum computing, data engineering, and machine learning. It also includes updated discussions on cloud-native architecture, blockchain data storage, and mainframe modernization with public cloud. The Solutions Architect's Handbook provides an understanding of solution architecture and how it fits into an agile enterprise environment. It will take you through the journey of solution architecture design by providing detailed knowledge of design pillars, advanced design patterns, anti-patterns, and the cloud-native aspects of modern software design. By the end of this handbook, you'll have learned the techniques needed to create efficient architecture designs that meet your business requirements.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
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In this chapter, you have learned about the definition of solution architecture from industry standards in a simplified form. You learned about the importance of solution architecture, and how it can help an organization to achieve more significant results in maximizing the return on its investments. This chapter helped you to understand the benefits of having a solution architecture, and how it helps in different aspects of solution design and implementation.

In summary, solution architecture is a building block in a complex organization and is used to address all stakeholders' needs and establish a standard in order to fill the gap between business requirements and technical solutions. A good solution architect not only addresses functional requirements, but also puts long-term thought into, and takes care of, non-functional requirements, such as scalability, performance, resiliency, high availability, and disaster recovery. Solution architecture finds an optimal solution to accommodate the constraints of cost, resources, timelines, security, and compliance.

You have also explored the basics of cloud computing, solution architecture in the cloud environment, and the significant public cloud providers and their service offerings. This also aided in the gaining of a high-level overview of different cloud computing models, such as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, and the cloud computing deployment models in the public, private, and hybrid cloud. Finally, this chapter shed some light on the evolution of solution architecture design.

In the next chapter, you will learn all about the solution architect role itself—the different types of solution architect, the role's responsibilities with regards to solution architecture, and how these fit into an organizational structure and agile environment.

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