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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 might encounter a few applications in your on-premises environment that are essential for your business but are not suitable for migration because of technical reasons, such as the OS/application not being supported on a cloud platform. In such situations, your application cannot be migrated to the cloud, but you can continue running it in your on-premises environment.

For such servers and applications, you may need to perform only the initial analysis to determine their suitability for cloud migration. However, the server or application may still have dependencies with applications that are migrated. Therefore, you may have to maintain the connectivity of these on-premises servers to your cloud environment. You will learn more about on-premises to cloud connectivity in the Creating a hybrid cloud architecture section of this chapter.

Some typical workload examples for retentions are as follows:

  • The legacy application where the customer doesn't see the benefit of moving...