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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

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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 a multi-cloud approach

Before the cloud existed, organizations used multiple vendors to use the best of the breed and avoid vendor lock-in. As more public cloud players come into the market, organizations are looking to create a multi-cloud approach. A multi-cloud approach is about utilizing two or more public cloud providers to serve organization infrastructure and technology needs. The multi-cloud strategy could be a mix of major public cloud providers such as AWS, GCP, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, IBM, and so on. Organizations can choose to share their workload between different clouds based on their geographical availability, technical capabilities, and cost. They can also combine multi-cloud with on-premise.

One of the major advantages of a multi-cloud strategy is having vendor flexibility. With multi-cloud, you get the advantage of choosing between vendors and retain your negotiation power, agility, and flexibility. In the event of a missed SLA, you have the option...