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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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Index

Achieving operational excellence in the public cloud

A public cloud provider such as AWS, GCP, or Azure provides many inbuilt capabilities and guidance to achieve operational excellence in the cloud. Cloud providers advocate automation, which is one of the most essential factors for operational excellence. Taking the example of the AWS cloud, the following services can help to achieve operational excellence:

  • Planning: Operational excellence planning includes the identification of gaps and recommendations, automating via scripting, and managing your fleet of servers for patching and updates. The following AWS services help you in the planning phase:
    • AWS Trusted Advisor: AWS Trusted Advisor checks your workload based on prebuilt best practices and provides recommendations to implement them
    • AWS CloudFormation: With AWS CloudFormation, the entire workload can be viewed as code, including applications, infrastructure, policy, governance, and operations
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