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Solutions Architect’s Handbook - Second Edition

By : Saurabh Shrivastava, Neelanjali Srivastav
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Book Image

Solutions Architect’s Handbook - Second Edition

4 (2)
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

Design principles for cost optimization

Cost optimization includes increasing business value and minimizing risk while reducing the cost of running a business. You need to plan by estimating the budget and forecasting expenditure. To realize cost gain, you need to implement a cost-saving plan and closely monitor your expenditure.

You can follow several principles that help you achieve cost optimization. The following sections talk about the common design principles that allow you to optimize cost. You will find that all cost optimization design principles are closely related and complement each other.

Calculating the total cost of ownership

Often, organizations tend to overlook the total cost of ownership (TCO) and decide based on the upfront cost to acquire software and services, known as capital expenditure (CapEx). While the upfront cost determination is essential, in the long run, the TCO matters the most. The TCO includes both CapEx and operational expenditure (OpEx...