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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

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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 optimization in the public cloud

Public clouds, such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), provide a great deal of cost optimization with the pay-as-you-go model. The public cloud cost model allows customers to trade CapEx for variable expenses, paying for IT resources as they consume them. OpEx is usually lower due to economies of scale. It could be cost-effective to be in the cloud and benefit from continued price reductions that occur over time. The other advantage is that you get additional tools and functionality out of the box with a cloud provider such as AWS, which helps you achieve better agility.

You need a different mindset when defining the cloud cost structure model as it is pretty different from traditional cost models, which most enterprises have been following for decades. You have all the infrastructure available at your fingertips in the cloud, which requires greater control and regulation.

Clouds provide several tools for cost governance...