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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)

The cloud's shared security responsibility model

As the cloud is becoming regularly used and many organizations are moving their workload to a public cloud such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Azure, the customer needs to understand the cloud security model. Security in the cloud is a joint effort between the customer and the cloud provider. Customers are responsible for what they implement using cloud services and for the applications connected to the cloud. In the cloud, customer responsibility for application security needs depends upon the cloud offerings they are using and the complexity of their system.

The following diagram illustrates a cloud security model from one of the largest public cloud providers (AWS), and it's pretty much applicable to any public cloud provider:

AWS cloud shared security responsibility model

As shown in the preceding diagram, AWS handles the security of the cloud, specifically the physical infrastructures that host your resources....