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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)

Adding security everywhere

Security is one of the essential aspects of solution design; any gap in security can have a devastating effect on business and the organization's future. The security aspect can have a significant impact on solution design, so you need to understand your security needs even before starting the application design. Security needs to be included in platform readiness at the hardware level and in application development at the software level. The following are the security aspects that need to be considered during the design phase:

  • Physical security of data center: All IT resources in data centers should be secure from unauthorized access.
  • Network security: The network should be secure to prevent any unauthorized server access.
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM): Only authenticated users should have access to the application, and they can do the activity as per their authorization.
  • Data security intransit: Data should be secure while traveling over the network...