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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)

Achieving operational excellence in the public cloud

A public cloud provider such as AWS, GCP, or Azure provides many inbuilt capabilities and guidance to achieve operational excellence in the cloud. Cloud providers advocate automation, which is one of the most essential factors for operational excellence. Taking the example of the AWS cloud, the following services can help to achieve operational excellence:

  • Planning: Operational excellence planning includes the identification of gaps and recommendations, automating via scripting, and managing your fleet of servers for patching and updates. The following AWS services help you in the planning phase:
    • AWS Trusted Advisor: AWS Trusted Advisor checks your workload based on prebuilt best practice and provides recommendations to implement them.
    • AWS CloudFormation: With AWS CloudFormation, the entire workload can be viewed as code, including applications, infrastructure, policy, governance, and operations.
    • AWS Systems Manager: AWS Systems Manager...