Software architecture is the discipline of designing and implementing the high level structures of a complex software system.  It is more than just a high level system design, but reaches from the small components that make up the system all the way to the large scale issues of how and where the software will be deployed and maintained.  It also includes how the software will be built, what frameworks and standards will be used to ensure consistency and quality, and also ensures that the technologies used are consistent with other technologies already in use within an organization.  Above all else, this architecture definition must be well communicated to everyone involved in the software development process.


There are several factors that must be considered when defining the architecture for a software application.  Is the architecture suitable: does it meet the business needs by using the best technologies available?  Does the architecture fit within the current technology stack of the organization, or is there justification to add new technology to that stack?  Is the architecture scalable: can it grow with the business to meet changing demands over time?  Is the architecture reliable: does it keep applications available for the users when they are needed? Does the performance of the architecture deliver the desired results with acceptable response times, even when under stress from large volumes and sudden peaks in demand? Is the architecture flexible: does it have the ability to change to meet evolving business requirements and technology environments?  Does the security of the architecture keep the system and digital assets safe and available at all times?


The software architecture consultants of TDK Technologies know that every successful software product begins with a well-defined architecture.  TDK's architects look to the technology currently used by the client first, see if the new solution fits within that technology, or if the stack must be extended.  Architectures designed by TDK Technologies are always built to be scalable, reliable, flexible, and able to meet the performance demands of the user base.   Most importantly, the architecture is always designed to meet the business goals of the client.

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