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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

Taking the minimum viable product approach

For a successful solution, always put the customer first, while also taking care of architectural constraints. Think backward from the customers' needs, determine what is critical for them, and plan to put your solution delivery in an agile way. One popular method of prioritized requirement is MoSCoW, where you divide customer requirements into the following categories:

  • Mo (Must have): Requirements that are very critical for your customers, without which the product cannot launch
  • S (Should have): Requirements that are the most desirable to the customer, once they start utilizing the application
  • Co (Could have): Requirements that are nice to have, but their absence will not impact upon the desired functionality of the application
  • W (Won't have): Requirements that customers may not notice if they are not there

You need to plan an MVP for your customer with must-have requirements and go for the...