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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

Looking at legacy system modernization techniques

As per your existing application analysis, you can take various approaches to upgrade your legacy system. The most straightforward approach is migration and rehosting, where you don't need to change the existing system. However, a simple migration may not solve the long-term problem or provide any benefits.

You can take a more complex approach, such as rearchitecting or redesigning the entire application if the system no longer meets business needs. The following diagram illustrates the impact of the various methods:

Figure 17.4: Legacy system modernization techniques

Let's look in more detail at the various modernization techniques shown in the preceding diagram.

Encapsulation, rehosting, and replatforming

Encapsulation is the most straightforward approach. If the system is business-critical and needs to communicate with other applications running on the latest technology, you may want to use this...