Infrastructure as a Service

Archived Published: 09 July 2012 ID: G00234846

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IT organizations are increasingly looking to build cloud-based infrastructures to reduce cost of ownership while improving agility and business continuity. However, designing cloud-based infrastructure as a service (IaaS) architecture brings numerous challenges, especially in regard to mobility, security, interoperability, and management. In this Reference Architecture template, Research VP Chris Wolf and Research Director Alessandro Perilli outline the core components for an IaaS cloud architectural model that leverages virtualization technologies to successfully deliver IaaS.

Table of Contents

  • Template Applicability
  • Template Map
  • Template Diagram
  • Template Description
    • The Cloud Management Platform
    • Self-Service Provisioning
    • Service Catalog
    • Chargeback
    • Capacity Management
    • Performance Management
    • Configuration and Change Management
    • Life Cycle Management
    • Virtual Infrastructure Management
    • Virtual Infrastructure
      • Virtual Service
    • Physical Infrastructure
    • External Cloud Connector
    • Orchestration
      • Service Governor
    • Enterprise Service Management
    • Identity and Access Management
  • Recommended Reading
  • Revision History
  • Notes
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