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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)

Understanding the benefits of DevOps

The goal of DevOps is a CD model that is repeatable, reliable, stable, resilient, and secure. These properties improve operational efficiency. To achieve this goal, teams must collaborate and get involved in the development and delivery process. All technical team members should have experience with the processes and tools involved in the development pipeline. A mature DevOps process provides benefits, as shown in the following diagram:

Benefits of DevOps

These benefits of DevOps are detailed further here:

  • Speed: Releasing product features at a quick pace helps to accommodate changing business needs of your customers and expand your market. A DevOps model helps an organization to achieve results faster.
  • Rapid delivery: DevOps processes facilitate more efficiency by automating end-to-end pipelines, from code build to code deploy and production launch. Rapid delivery helps you to innovate faster. Faster release of bug fixes and features helps you...