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Solutions Architect's Handbook

By : Saurabh Shrivastava, Neelanjali Srivastav
Book Image

Solutions Architect's Handbook

By: Saurabh Shrivastava, Neelanjali Srivastav

Overview of this book

Becoming a solutions architect gives you the flexibility to work with cutting-edge technologies and define product strategies. This handbook takes you through the essential concepts, design principles and patterns, architectural considerations, and all the latest technology that you need to know to become a successful solutions architect. This book starts with a quick introduction to the fundamentals of solution architecture design principles and attributes that will assist you in understanding how solution architecture benefits software projects across enterprises. You'll learn what a cloud migration and application modernization framework looks like, and will use microservices, event-driven, cache-based, and serverless patterns to design robust architectures. You'll then explore the main pillars of architecture design, including performance, scalability, cost optimization, security, operational excellence, and DevOps. Additionally, you'll also learn advanced concepts relating to big data, machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Finally, you'll get to grips with the documentation of architecture design and the soft skills that are necessary to become a better solutions architect. By the end of this book, you'll have learned techniques to create an efficient architecture design that meets your business requirements.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)

Public cloud providers and cloud service offering

There are several public cloud providers in the IT industries; among them, key players are AWS, GCP, Microsoft Azure, and Alibaba Cloud. These providers offer an array of services, from computing, storage, networking, databases, and application development, to big data analytics and AI/ML, and so on.

In the following screenshot from the AWS console, you can see 100+ services that are offered in multiple areas. The highlighted EC2 service, known as Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute, allows you to spin-up a virtual machine in minutes in the AWS cloud:

AWS console and service offerings

Public cloud vendors not only provide infrastructure, but also facilitate an array of services in various areas such as analytics, big data, AI, application development, email, security, monitoring, alert, and so on. With the public cloud, different technical capabilities become more accessible to the development team, which helps to drive innovation and reduce...