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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)

Backup and restore

Backup is the lowest cost option but with higher RPO and RTO. This method is simple to get started and extremely cost-effective as you need backup storage. This backup storage could be a tape drive, hard disk drive, or network access drive. As your storage needs increase, adding and maintaining more hardware across regions could be a daunting task. One of the most simple and cost-effective options is to use the cloud as backup storage. Amazon S3 provides unlimited storage capacity at a low cost and with a pay-as-you-go model.

The following diagram shows a basic disaster recovery system. In this diagram, the data is in a traditional data center, with backups stored in AWS. AWS Import/Export or Snowball is used to get the data into AWS, and the information is later stored in Amazon S3:

Data backup to Amazon S3 from on-premises infrastructure

You can use other third-party solutions available for backup and recovery. Some of the most popular choices are NetApp, VMware...