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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)

Infrastructure monitoring

Infrastructure monitoring is essential and is the most popular form of monitoring. Infrastructure includes components required for hosting applications. These are the core services such as storage, servers, network traffic, load balancer, and so on. Infrastructure monitoring may consist of metrics, such as the following:

  • CPU usage: Percentage of CPU utilized by the server in a given period
  • Memory usage: Percentage of random-access memory (RAM) utilized by the server in a given period
  • Network utilization: Network packet, in and out over the given period
  • Disk utilization: Disk read/write throughput and input/output operations per second (IOPS)
  • Load balancer: Number of request counts in a given period

There are many more metrics available, and organizations need to customize those monitoring metrics as per their application monitoring requirement. The following screenshot shows a sample monitoring dashboard for network traffic:

Infrastructure monitoring dashboard...