Cost optimization and budget
Every solution is limited by budget, with investors looking for maximal ROI. The solution architect needs to consider cost-saving during architecture design.
Cost should be optimized from pilot creation to solution implementation and launch. Cost optimization is a continuous effort and should be a continuous process. Like any other constraint, cost-saving comes with a trade-off; it should make a point of determining whether other components, such as the speed of delivery and performance, are more critical.
Often, cost increases due to the over-provision of resources and overlooking the cost of procurement. The solution architect needs to plan optimal resources to avoid excessive underutilization. At the organization level, there should be an automated mechanism to detect ghost resources, where team members may create development and test environments that are no longer be in use after the completion of the implementation task. Often, ghost resources...