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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)


You may deploy your application using containers or VMware appliances in your on-premise data center. You can move such workloads to the cloud using the accelerate migrations strategy known as relocate. Relocate helps you move hundreds of applications in days. You can quickly relocate applications based on VMware and container technologies to the cloud with minimal effort and complexity.

The relocation strategy does not require much upfront developer investment or an expensive test schedule since it provides the agility and automation you expect from the cloud. You need to determine existing configurations and use VMotion or Docker to relocate your servers to the cloud. VMotion is known for live migration. It's a VMware technology that enables a virtual instance to be moved from one physical host server to another without any interruption in the service.

Customers typically use the relocating technique for the following reasons:

  • Workloads have been deployed in the container...