Infrastructure Services Model

Archived Published: 29 October 2008 ID: G00203569

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The Infrastructure Services Model (ISM) applies service oriented architecture (SOA) principles to infrastructure capabilities, which enables numerous benefits in terms of usability, interoperability, maintainability, and consistent enforcement of corporate policy. In this updated Reference Architecture template, Research Director Anne Thomas Manes describes the ISM and its applicability.

Table of Contents

  • Template Applicability
  • Template Diagram
  • Template Description
    • Service Implementation
    • The Service Abstraction Layer
    • Policy-Driven Management and Control
    • Automatic Policy Enforcement
    • A Service Consumer
      • Layered Infrastructure Model
  • Revision History
  • Notes
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