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.
Introduction: Enterprise Architecture and Technology Trends. Enterprise Architecture Goals, Roles, and Mechanisms. The Open Group Architectural Framework. The Zachman Architectural Framework. Official Enterprise Architecture Standards. Enterprise Architecture Tools. Business Process Modeling. Architecture Fulfillment via Service-Oriented Architecture Modeling. Evolving SAN, GbE/10GbE, and Metro Ethernet Technologies. Evolving MAN/WAN Technologies. Networking in SOA Environments. Server/Storage Virtualization and Grid Computing for Commercial Enterprise Environments.