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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)

Benefits of system modernization

Creating a future digital strategy by addressing the growing need for legacy system modernization can have many advantages, as shown in the following diagram:

Benefits of legacy system modernization

The following are the significant benefits of an application modernization:

  • Customer satisfaction: Using the latest technology gives a better user interface (UI) and omnichannel experience. You don't need to build different variations of the UI; it can be built once and deployed across devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones. A fast and slick UI leads to better customer experience and business growth.
  • Future-proof business strategy: Your application modernization allows you to be more agile and innovative. The team can accommodate the changing needs of the business comfortably and evolve with new technology.
  • Stay ahead of the competition: Users always looking for the latest stuff and tend to move into the new application, which gives a better...