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Managed Communication Infrastructure

Published: 03 July 2012

ID: G00227383

Analyst(s): Anne Thomas


This Reference Architecture template presents a functional model of a distributed application platform runtime infrastructure. The Managed Communications Infrastructure (MCI) describes the infrastructure capabilities required to support managed communications between service endpoints in service-oriented systems.

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Template Applicability

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Template Description

  • Template Components
  • Service
  • Service Container
  • Middleware
  • Service Mediation
  • Infrastructure Services Model
  • Service Monitoring
  • Service Administration
  • System of Record
  • Policy and Metadata Repositories
  • Application Governance Infrastructure

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