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Solutions Architect's Handbook

By : Saurabh Shrivastava, Neelanjali Srivastav
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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)

Solution management

The solution management section is focused on production support and ongoing system maintenance across other non-product environments. The solution management section is primarily targeted at the operations management team. This section addresses the following areas:

  • Operational management such as system patching and upgrades of dev, test, staging, and prod environments.
  • Tools to manage application upgrades and new releases.
  • Tools to manage system infrastructure.
  • System monitoring and alerts; operations dashboard.
  • Production support, SLA, and incident management.
  • Disaster recovery and Business Process Continuation (BPC).

During solution design, a solution architect needs to do research and collect data to validate the right solution. Such kinds of additional details can be put in the Appendix section. Let's learn more details of the Appendix section of a SAD.