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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)

Application optimization in the cloud

Optimization is a very important aspect of operating in the cloud, and this is a continuous process of improvement. In this section, you will learn about the various optimization areas. There are chapters dedicated to each optimization consideration in this book. The following are the major optimization areas:

  • Cost: Optimize the cost efficiency of an application or a group of applications, while considering fluctuating resource needs. You will learn more about architecture cost considerations in Chapter 11, Cost Considerations.
  • Security: Continuously review and improve security policies and processes for the organization to protect data and assets in the AWS cloud. You will learn more about architecture security considerations in Chapter 8, Security Considerations.
  • Reliability: Optimize applications for reliability to achieve high availability and defined downtime thresholds for applications, which will aid in recovering from failures, handling...