Lessons Learned from AWS Services Outage (Nov 2020)

Outage Impact

Context, Analysis & Impact Amazon’s internet infrastructure service experienced a multi-hour outage on Wednesday that affected a large portion of the internet. Read more details on WSJ by clicking here. More than 50+ companies impacted including Roku, Adobe, Flickr, Twilio, Tribune Publishing and Amazon’s own smart security division Ring, in its region covering the eastern U.S. Business impact such as as reported by WSJ post: New account activation and the…

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Don’t Reinvent for Cloud Migration or Adoption Framework

Cloud Migration Approach

When it comes to cloud migration or adoption, often organizations get into the practice of building a cloud migration framework before the migration. While having a cloud migration strategy is essential for successful cloud migration, it does not necessitate to build your own cloud migration framework.During the assessment or discovery phase itself, you can start leveraging the below frameworks based upon your cloud vendor selection: AWS Cloud Adoption Framework Microsoft…

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5 Factors A New-Age Software Developer Should Strive For

Software Developer

As the software industry is evolving rapidly so as the environment, technologies, and expectations from a new age software developer. Particularly in a current situation like COVID, companies retain top valued software developers. Even if you have great coding skills, your company might not consider you valuable. Nowadays companies are looking for new-age smart developers – Being Aware, Being Social & Being Smart is the new demand of the hour.…

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5 Reports Every Software Architect Should Read

Technology Report

#1 – Google’s Accelerate State of DevOps Report Google’s research division has partnered with DORA (DevOps Research and Assessment) research program to carry out data-driven insights for effective DevOps and organizational performance. As part of this program, they have been publishing State of DevOps Report (2014-2019) for the last six years. DORA became part of Google Cloud in 2018 (click here for announcement details). As an architect, it is one…

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Don’t Miss These Critical Success Factors For API Management Using MuleSoft

API Management

As an enterprise API management solution, MuleSoft has been consistently recognized as a leader by research firms like Gartner (click here for 2020 report). It has built-in & out-of-the-box capabilities to get your journey accelerated towards Enterprise API development strategy in your organization. Furthermore, having an API Strategy with defined critical success factors helps to measure success in the future. As applicable to most of the organizations, there are three…

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Why & How To Get Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) Certified In 4 Weeks

Why To Get Azure Fundamentals? If you are using Azure Cloud, then this question becomes irrelevant. But if you are using Google Cloud or AWS Cloud, it helps to broaden your Cloud perspective by understanding the basics of Azure. Some of the key benefits outlined as: Get the fundamental knowledge of cloud concepts (if new to cloud) and Azure foundational knowledge (Management Groups, Subscriptions, NSG, ASG, etc.) Appreciate the competing…

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3 Simple Tricks Every Architect Should Know About Twelve-Factor App

twelve-factor app

Twelve-factor app, introduced by Heroku, became a popular reference as principles in building cloud-native or software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. As a software architect, awareness is an important aspect so that you can effectively apply new patterns or methodologies to make successful applications. Use these 3 Tricks / Steps when you are designing or refactoring the applications. 1. Get to the basics The first step is to ensure that you understand all…

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Introduction to Software Architecture

Software Architecture

If you are starting your journey as a software architect, getting to know the fundamentals of software architecture as per industry standard (IEEE 42010) is the first step. This slide deck is an effort to unpack the IEEE definition of Software Architecture & provide the guidance and recommendation to make your journey easier. Refer to post on Logical Architecture & Physical Architecture for further details on creating effective architectural artifacts.…

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Standards and Guidelines for Software Architecture

Architecture Standards

As a software architect, it is important to understand available industry standards to increase your breadth of knowledge and apply the best practices available. #1 – IEEE 42010 Systems and software engineering #2 – SEI ATAM: Method for Architecture Evaluation SEI (Software Engineering Institute) is an American research and development center by Carnegie Mellon university. While SEI program of work is conducted in several principal areas, their contribution to software…

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