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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)


Kubernetes can manage and control multiple containers in production environments in contrast to Docker, where you can only work with a few containers. You can consider Kubernetes as a container orchestration system. You can host a Docker container in bare metal, or a virtual machine node called a Docker host, and Kubernetes can co-ordinate across a cluster of these nodes.

Kubernetes makes your application self-healing by replacing unresponsive containers. It also provides horizontal scaling capabilities and a blue–green deployment ability to prevent any downtime. Kubernetes distributes incoming user traffic load between the container and manages the storage shared by various containers.

As shown in the following diagram, Kubernetes and Docker work well together to orchestrate your software application. Kubernetes handles network communication between Docker nodes and Docker containers:

Docker and Kubernetes

Docker works as an individual piece of the application and...