Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture

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Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture

  1. 1. Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture RL Information Consulting LLC January 7, 2003 The Information contained in this presentation is based on Intellectual Capital provided by David Merrill and Copyrighted by Hitachi Data Systems in 1999 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  2. 2. Agenda • Lifecycle of Distributed Systems • Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture Model • How the Model Fits Enterprise Business Applications RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 2 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  3. 3. Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture (EIA) Defined • Structured methodology and life-cycle for distributed systems, client/server technologies 1) Enterprise Planning, Infrastructure Model 2) Systems (Enterprise & Process) Design 3) Tool Selection 4) Integration 5) Deployment 6) Support and Maintenance • Process engineered independently from platform decisions and based on application and business needs RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 3 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  4. 4. Enterprise View of Infrastructure & Architecture IT Policy Architecture Infrastructure Application “Projects” RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 4 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  5. 5. Lifecycle of Distributed Systems Enterprise Planning Infrastructure Architecture Systems Design Tool Selection Integration Deployment Support/Maintenance RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 5 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  6. 6. Infrastructure Architecture Model Current Transition Target Environment Plan Environment Business Functions Architecture Technology Organization Financial Training “Roadmap” RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 6 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  7. 7. Infrastructure Architecture Model Systems Foundation, that Requires: • Structured Architecture Methodology • Solid Business Practices • Defined IT Processes Convergent Architecture RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 7 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  8. 8. SolutionMethod™ Methodology Methods • SolutionMethod™ is a simple, certain Partnerships for change Management method for undertaking systems integration in an open systems world • Takes account of business, social and Implementation technical systems • Exploits architecture-verified Capturing vision configurations Evolving Quantifying Evolving business business technical strategy benefits strategy Convergent Developing Architecture architecture Engineering Selecting & Preparing the processes & verifying organization Information technology RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 8 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  9. 9. Convergent Architecture Standards NET, UNIX/LUNIX, OSS WebSphere, J2EE, XML, nTier RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 9 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  10. 10. Infrastructure Architecture Standards HARDWARE SOFTWARE • IBM, HP, EMC, etc. • HP/UX • LUNIX, TCP/IP,OSI • Environmentals • DB2, Oracle • Reliability, Availability, • Websphere Service-ability • ODBC, SQL • Versata • XML • Data Model • Clover Leaf • Language Standards RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 10 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  11. 11. Hardware and Software Hardware OS & Middleware Selection Criteria Selection Criteria • RAS • Comply to standards • Scalability • Hardware decisions • Price/Performance • Make vs. Buy • Local experience/preference • Experience, preference • Scaleable, Portable RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 11 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  12. 12. EIA Model Summary Applications • Financial • Manufacturing • Engineering • HR, Client Access • 4GL Development DBMS Selection • Legacy Migration • Standards Compliance • Application Decision • Price/Performance • Data Model RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 12 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  13. 13. EIA Management “Bricks” Enterprise Management Disciplines, or“Bricks” • Support the entire infrastructure • Common OO data model to manage cooperative data within the enterprise • Encapsulated functions of the model • Provisions for bricks must begin early • Omission will cause downstream problems RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 13 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  14. 14. EIA Management “Bricks” Security Management Configuration Management Problem ITIL - IT Service Availability Management Management Management Financial Management Change Areas Management Capacity Management ETC…. Service Delivery, Service Support Areas RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 14 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  15. 15. Physical and Logical Interfaces with all other elements of the enterprise model DBMS Hardware Business Rules Applications Interface Software Standards & Methodology RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 15 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  16. 16. EIA Management “Bricks” Capacity Management Problem Management • Performance & Tuning • Fault Management • Capacity Planning • Help Desk Asset Management ITIL • User Management • Software Licensing Security • Asset Register and • Data, Network Data Management • Physical Assets • Backup and Recovery ITSM • Authentication • Archiving Application Management • Device Management • Database Management • Application Administration Network Management • Operations Other ITSM Areas ETC. • Capacity Management • Service Delivery • Service Support RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 16 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  17. 17. EIA Model Configuration Operations Service Level Management Agreements Change Management Integration Services for Facilities the Enterprise Technology Support Production Financial Control RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 17 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  18. 18. Plus . . . Technology Planning Migration Architect Organization Disaster “To complete the Recovery enterprise model” RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 18 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  19. 19. Influences on the Model RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 19 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  20. 20. EIA Model Detail Enterprise Infrastructure Design Standards Hardware Management Services & Business Methodology Software Disciplines Delivery Support Business Architecture Policies Qualities Operating Systems Capacity Management Production Control Migration Technical Architecture Procedures Middleware Technology Ras Performance Workload Mgmt Systems Architecture Industry Scalability 3rd Party Applications Tuning Job Scheduling Planning Price/Performance Planning User Management Requirements Mgmt Emerging RDBMS Organization/Staff Processing Asset Management Facilities Traceability Internal Applications Print Management Skills Mgmt Applications Back-end S/W Licensing Training Application Server Asset Tracking Retention Desktop Development Tools S/W Distribution Report Distribution Data Model Matrix Mgmt Storage Data Management Operations Staff Optimization Contingency Planning On-line Backup/Recovery Console Mgmt Nearline Document Mgmt Remote Operations Disaster Recovery Remote Archiving 2nd Site Engineering HSM Service Agreements Network Network Management Change Management Telecom I/O Devices Operations Version Control Monitoring Configuration Mgmt Capacity Mgmt Change Control Problem Management Technology Support Fault Detection Training Analysis, Isolate Staff Retention Correction Tracking Accounting Reporting Security Chargeback Data Logging Network/Encryption Screening Application Authentication Asset Physical Audit & Monitoring Application Mgmt Database Mgmt Availability RL Information Consulting LLC - Load Testing Change Mgmt EIA Slide - 20 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  21. 21. EIA and ITIL/ITSM Customer Support Center Diligence ROI Assessment Service Level Agreements Migration Planning H/W Diagnostics Quick-start Product specific planning & design ITIL/IT Service Management Delivery and ITIL/ITSM Delivery Support Solution And Support Solution Services Services UNIX/Lunix Windows Clients/Servers Large-Scale Servers SolutionMethod™ Assessment Enterprise Infrastructure/Architecture RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 21 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  22. 22. Design Methodologies System qualities are: • Potential for Change, Availability, Usability, Security, and Performance • Perspectives of Enterprise Managers, Users, Service Providers, and Application Developers • Systems Architecture RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 22 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  23. 23. Design Factors Factors Scale • Solutions will vary based on Reliability requirements: Availability Required Infrastructure characteristics Scalability Current Environment Budget Serviceability Future IT Strategy Interoperability Corporate Culture • Infrastructure solution Manageability components vary, based GUI Interface upon sliding scale: Hardware components PC Compatibility Software components Security Service components Support components Cost Low Best RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 23 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  24. 24. Business and IT Perspectives Business Perspectives Enterprise Management Trading partners Business system Customers Enterprise management Employees Information system Application Users developers Service Providers Technology Perspectives RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 24 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  25. 25. Perspectives and Qualities Requirement Matrix Potential for Availability Usability Performance Security Change Enterprise Management End Users Service Providers Application Developers RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 25 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  26. 26. Tool and Technology Selection • Architecture Selection based on Business Requirements • Functional Tool Selection traceable to business and technical architectures • Potential benefits from vendor partnerships for large, strategic projects RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 26 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  27. 27. How to Model and Plan for Your Business • When right-sizing and re-engineering, assume you need client/server and plan around multiple “n-tiers” • Provide business and requirements-based planning • Apply existing methods, tools, expertise to distributed systems • Adopt a structured approach to assessment, planning, design, and implementation of client/server initiative • Utilize outside vendor partnerships to leverage knowledge, and share risks/benefits RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 27 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration
  28. 28. Conclusion • Modeling methods can be used to design and plan client/server services and applications • SolutionMethod™ (or similar) methodology can provide legitimacy to the infrastructure and architecture enabling risk reduction • Modeling is especially useful in audits/reviews of existing architectures and operations Take apart and critique existing model Review brick by brick, modular approach RL Information Consulting LLC - EIA Slide - 28 People • Process • Technology Organization • Integration

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