What is Infrastructure Architecture?

Within the TOGAF metamodel, an ‘Infrastructure Architect’ is often responsible for the ‘Technology Architecture’ and part of the ‘Information Systems Architecture’.  So, what is Infrastructure Architecture?

The rise in Big Data, cloud computing, and the multiplicity of remote devices has placed intense pressure on infrastructure.  Ever-expanding issues of integration, security, and information management are the newest challenges facing modern organizations.

Infrastructure Architecture is a structured approach to dealing with this new infrastructure landscape. Successful Infrastructure Architecture clarifies what functionality is required, by whom, and at what level of quality.

This analysis facilitates informed decision-making in the process of designing, constructing, and running an organization’s infrastructure. It allows businesses to use the right models quickly, leading to superior results.

Great Infrastructure Architecture ensures trust: in SLAs, OLAs, and in customers who rely on accurate delivery times, accurate and timely invoicing, and reliable service delivery. This is true no matter what sector you are in.

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