Solution Architecture

Whether the system is hosted in the cloud or on-premise, solution design is the most determinant phase. Solution architecture process defines and foresees multiple aspects of an IT solution. Successful IT architecture design strikes a balance across the following aspects:

  • Performance efficiency
  • Availability and Recoverability
  • Security
  • Cost efficiency
  • Maintainability (or operational excellence)
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These five aspects are known as the five pillars of solution architecture. They are assessed at every layer of the technology stack, such as infrastructure, networking, storage, and application.

Solution architecture process may produce high-level outcomes such as diagrams and use cases. However, good solution architecture requires a lot of low-level technical considerations, including understanding how different components work and interact in an IT system.

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