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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)

Analyzing the information

To identify server and application dependencies, you need to analyze the network connectivity data, port connections, system, and process information on the hosts. Depending on your tool, you can visualize all the contacts from a server to identify its dependencies, or you can run queries to list all the servers running a specific process, using a particular port, or talking to a specific host.

To group your servers and applications for migration scheduling, you need to identify patterns in your host configurations. Often, some prefixes are embedded in the server hostnames to signify their association with a particular workload, business unit, application, or requirement. Some environments might also use tags and other metadata to associate such details with the host.

To right-size your target environment, you can analyze the performance metrics for your servers and applications:

  • If a server is over-provisioned, you can revise your right-size mapping information...