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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

Static content scaling

The web layer of the architecture is mostly concerned with displaying and collecting data and passing it to the application layer for further processing. In the case of an e-commerce website, each product will have multiple images—and perhaps even videos—to show a product's texture and demos, which means the website will have a great amount of static content with a read-heavy workload since, most of the time, users will be browsing products. In addition to that, users may upload multiple images and videos for product review.

Storing static content in a web server means consuming lots of storage space, and as product listings grow you have to worry about storage scalability. The other problem is that static content (such as high-resolution images and videos) requires large file sizes, which may cause significant load latency on the user's end. The web tier needs to utilize the Content Distribution Network (CDN) to solve this issue...