Enterprise Architecture A to Z: Frameworks, Business Process Modeling, SOA, and Infrastructure Technology

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Driven by the need and desire to reduce costs, organizations are faced with a set of decisions that require analytical scrutiny. Enterprise Architecture A to Z: Frameworks, Business Process Modeling, SOA, and Infrastructure Technology examines cost-saving trends in architecture planning, administration, and management.

To establish a framework for discussion, this book begins by evaluating the role of Enterprise Architecture Planning and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) modeling. It provides an extensive review of the most widely deployed architecture framework models. In particular, the book discusses The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and the Zachman Architectural Framework (ZAF) in detail, as well as formal architecture standards and all four layers of these models: the business architecture, the information architecture, the solution architecture, and the technology architecture.

The first part of the text focuses on the upper layers of the architecture framework, while the second part focuses on the technology architecture. In this second section, the author presents an assessment of storage technologies and networking and addresses regulatory and security issues. Additional coverage includes high-speed communication mechanisms such as Ethernet, WAN and Internet communication technologies, broadband communications, and chargeback models.

Daniel Minoli has written a number of columns and books on the high-tech industry and has many years of technical hands-on and managerial experience at top financial companies and telecom/networking providers. He brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to these pages. By reviewing the strategies in this book, CIOs, CTOs, and senior managers are empowered by a set of progressive approaches to designing state-of-the-art IT data centers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849385179
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/26/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 498
  • Sales rank: 1,062,987
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

The Logical Level: Enterprise Architecture A tO Z:
Frameworks, Business Process Modeling, and SOA
Introduction: Enterprise Architecture and Technology Trends
Introduction: The Criticality of Information Technology
IT Resources Requiring Proper Architectural Planning
What is Enterprise Architecture?
Trends in Enterprise Architecture and Data Center Environments
Course of Investigation
Enterprise Architecture Goals, Roles, and Mechanisms
Enterprise Architecture
Enterprise Architecture Constructs
Enterprise Architecture Governance
The Open Group Architectural Framework
Introduction and Overview
The Role of Architecture Views
Basic TOGAF Concepts
Developing Views in the ADM
Core Taxonomy of Architecture Views
Views, Tools, and Languages
The Zachman Architectural Framework
Architecture Implementation
Official Enterprise Architecture Standards
ISO 15704
Other ISO Standards
IEEE 1471–2000 Standard
Enterprise Architecture Tools
Snapshot of Products
Business Process Modeling
Business Process Modeling
Business Process Modeling Standardization
Unified Modeling Language™
Model-Driven Architecture
Architecture Fulfillment via Service-Oriented Architecture Modeling
Background and Description
Benefits of using SOA Machinery
SOA Machinery
Challenges to Full-Fledged SOA Deployment
Building SOA Environments
The Infrastructure Level: Migrating to State-of-the-Art Environments in Enterprises with IT-Intensive Assets: Network Virtualization
Evolving SAN, GbE/10GbE, and Metro Ethernet Technologies
Overview of Networking
The Technology Architecture Bottom Line for LANs and SANs
Introduction To Optical Transmission
Advances in LAN Technology, Applications, and Opportunities
SAN-Related Technology
Evolving MAN/WAN Technologies
The Technology Architecture Bottom Line for MANs and WANs
Advances in MAN Technology, Applications, and Opportunities
Advances in WAN Technology, Applications, and Opportunities
Networking in SOA Environments
Introduction and Overview
XML, Web Services, and SOA Networking
XML and SOAP Messaging
SOA Security, Identity Management, and Access Control
Security Policy
Policy Management
WS Management and Monitoring
Business-Level SOA Management and Analysis
SOA Interoperability
WS Standards
SOA Platform Functionality, Components, and SOA Infrastructure
SOA Network Infrastructure
Vendor-Specific Implementations
Future of Networking in SOA Environments
Server/Storage Virtualization and Grid Computing for Commercial Enterprise
What Is Grid Computing and What Are the Key Issues
Potential Applications and Financial Benefits of Grid Computing
Grid Types, Topologies, Components, Layers—A Basic View
Comparison With Other Approaches
A Quick View of Grid Computing Standards
A Pragmatic Course of Investigation on Grid Computing

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