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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)


While migrating to the cloud, you may discover the following:

  • Rarely used applications
  • Applications consuming an excessive amount of server capacity
  • Applications that may not be required due to cloud incompatibility

In such a situation, you may want to retire the existing workload and take a fresh approach, which is more cloud-native.

A retirement strategy can be applied to hosts and applications that are soon going to be decommissioned. This can also be applied to unnecessary and redundant hosts and applications. Depending on your business needs, such applications can be decommissioned on-premises without even migrating to the cloud. Hosts and applications that are commonly suited for retirement include the following:

  • On-premise servers and storage for disaster recovery purposes
  • Server consolidation to resolve redundancies
  • Duplicate resources due to mergers and acquisitions
  • Alternative hosts in a typical high-availability setup
  • Third-party licensed tools such as workload monitoring...