Infrastructure layers

Following onfrom my blog yesterday I have collated all the feedback I got (Thanks!) and came up with these major levels and elements in the levels:



1.    Hardware (routers, servers, client devices, wireless, storage (SANS / NAS))


2.    Networks (Protocols, DNS / Bind, Wireless, VPN, VOIP, dynamic routing)

3.    Directory (LDAP, AD, iplanet, NDS, edirectory).

4.    Security (Physical, Standards, Kerberos, Certificates, IDS, Virus detection, SSO, IRM, Identity, IM, WS-Sec, Federation)

5.    Firewalls (Proxy’s, IDS and firewalls)


6.    Web Servers (Apache, IIS)

7.    File and Print (Windows, NFS, Novell, LU0)

8.    Clients (Apple, Unix, Novell, Win 98, 3270, 5250, Mobile, Office, Browser)

9.    Platform (Virtual Servers, Windows, UNIX, LINUX, Zos, AS400, SUN OS)

10.  Fault Tolerance (High availability, Clustering, Load Balancing, Backup, Geoclusters)

Packaged Solutions

11. Data (DB types, DB suppliers, Stored Procs, Data Access, Data Formats, Data Transform)

12. CRM (SAP, Peoplesoft, Siebel, Great Plains, Reporting, BI, Commerce Server)

13. Messaging and Collaboration (IM, Lotus, Groupwise, Exchange 5.5, Exchange 2000, SPS, STS, Portals, Fax)

Custom Solutions

14. Applications (VB, Delphi, COM, J2EE, NET, Java / JSP, C++, Cobol, WS)

15. Transactions (ES, MTS, OSI/TP, Tuxedo, J2EE, CICS, IMS)

16. Process (MSMQ, MQSERIES, Tibco RV, Biztalk, Websphere)

Management and Operations Process

17. Deployment and Management (SNMP, WMI, MOM, SMS, Tivoli, CA, HP)

18. Design, Planning and Operational processes (MSF, ITIL, MOF, COBIT, PM)

19. Frameworks (Zachmann, FEA, RM-ODP, TOGAF, BAIT)


Now I can use these to frame my interop presentation and ensure that all the levels are covered. Interestingly if you map products across these levels they tend to be a stake or stovepipe right through the levels.

For example HIS 2004 (SNA Server) provides support at levels 2,4,7,8,10,11,14,15,17 and 18 for a specific technology (mainframes)

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