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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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Security and compliance

Security is one of the most essential attributes of solution design. Many organizations are compromised by security breaches, which results in a loss of customer trust and damage to your business' reputation. Industry-standard regulations, such as PCI for finance, HIPAA for health care, GDPR for the European Union, and SOC compliance, enforce security safeguards to protect consumer data while providing standard guidance to the organization. Depending on your industry and region, you must comply with local legislation by adhering to compliance needs.

Primarily, application security needs to be applied in the following aspects of solution design:

Figure 3.9: Security aspects in solution design

Let's take a look at the different security aspects. You will dive deep into each component in Chapter 8, Security Considerations.

Authentication and authorization

Authentication means specifying who can access the system, while authorization...