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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

4 (2)
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

Using replaceable resources

Organizations make a significant capital investment in hardware, and they develop the practice of updating them with a new version of the application and configuration. Over time, this leads to different servers running in varied configurations, and troubleshooting them becomes a very tedious task. Sometimes, you have to keep running unnecessary resources when they are not needed, as you are not sure which server to shut down.

The inability to replace servers makes it challenging to roll out and test any new updates in your server fleet. These problems can be solved by treating your server as a replaceable resource, which enables you to move more quickly to accommodate changes such as upgrading applications and underlying software.

That is why, while designing your application, always think of immutable infrastructure.

Creating immutable infrastructure

Immutable means, during application upgrades, that you will not only replace software...