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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)

Creating a cloud migration strategy

As we mentioned in the previous section, there could be various reasons for migrating to the cloud, and those reasons play an essential role in your cloud migration journey. They will help you determine a migration strategy and prioritize applications. In addition to primary business drivers for cloud migration, you could have more reasons related to the data center, business, application, team, and workload for cloud migration.

Often, migration projects adopt multiple strategies and utilize different tools accordingly. The migration strategy will influence the time it takes to migrate and how the applications are grouped for the migration process. The following diagram shows some of the commonly used strategies for migrating existing applications to the cloud:

Cloud migration strategy

As shown in the preceding diagram, an organization can take a mix of migration strategies; for example, if an application-hosted operating system is at its end of life...