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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)

Improving operational excellence

Continuous improvement is required for any process, product, or application to excel. Operational excellence needs continuous improvement to attain maturity over time. You should keep implementing small incremental changes as you perform RCA and learn a lesson from various operations' activities.

Learning from failure will help you to anticipate any operational event that may be planned (such as deployments) or unplanned (such as utilization surge). You should record all lessons learned and update remedies in your operation runbook. For operational improvement, the following are the areas where you need appropriate tools:

  • IT Operation Analytics (ITOA)
  • Root cause analysis (RCA)
  • Auditing and reporting