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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)

Rewrite proxy pattern

Sometimes, you want to change the access destinations of static website content such as images and videos, but don't want to make changes to the existing systems. You can achieve this by providing a proxy server using rewrite proxy patterns. To change the destination of static content to other storage such as content service or internet storage, you can use a proxy server in front of the web server fleet. As shown in the following architecture diagram, you have a proxy server in front of your application layer, which helps to change the content delivery destination without modifying the actual application:

Rewrite proxy pattern architecture

As shown in the preceding diagram, to accomplish a rewrite proxy pattern, place the proxy server in front of the currently running system. You can construct a proxy server using software such as Apache NGINX. The following are the steps to build a rewrite proxy pattern:

  1. Put a running proxy server on an EC2 instance, which...