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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

Cost Considerations

One of the primary goals of any business is to increase profitability while serving its customers. Cost is the key parameter of discussion when a project is initiated. Having an application upgrade and adding new product features heavily depends upon the amount of funding available. The product's cost is everyone's responsibility and needs to be considered in every phase of the product life cycle (from planning to post-production). This chapter will help you understand the best practices for optimizing costs for your IT solutions and operations.

Cost optimization is a continuous process and needs to be managed carefully without sacrificing customer experience. Cost optimization doesn't mean cost reduction but reduces the business risk by maximizing return on investment (ROI). You will need to understand your customer needs before planning any cost optimization and act accordingly. Often, if customers are looking for quality, they are ready to...