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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)


Refactor involves rearchitecting and rewriting an application before migrating it to the cloud to make it a cloud-native application. Cloud-native applications are applications that have been designed, architected, and built to perform efficiently in a cloud environment. The benefits of these cloud-inherent capabilities include scalability, security, agility, and cost-efficiency.

Refactoring requires more time and resources to recode the application and re-architecture it before it can be migrated. This approach is commonly used by organizations that have extensive cloud experience or a highly skilled workforce. An alternative option for refactoring is to migrate your application to the cloud and then optimize it.

Common examples of refactoring include the following:

  • Changing platforms such as AIX to UNIX
  • Database transition from traditional to the cloud build
  • Replacing middleware products
  • Rearchitecting the application from monolithic to microservice
  • Rebuilding application...