Enterprise Architecture A to Z: Frameworks, Business Process Modeling, SOA, and Infrastructure Technology, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Enterprise Architecture A to Z

Frameworks, Business Process Modeling, SOA, and Infrastructure Technology, 1st Edition

By Daniel Minoli

Auerbach Publications

498 pages | 126 B/W Illus.

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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.

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Production & Operations Management
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Networking / General