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Peer Connect Perspectives: Getting Started With Reference Architecture

Published: 27 February 2020

ID: G00467380

Analyst(s): Peer Contributors


Many organizations are using RA to recommend structures, and integrate products and services to form a solution. RA embodies recognized industry best practices, suggesting optimal delivery approaches for specific technologies. Peer Connect members present their views on getting started with RA.

Table Of Contents


Peer Strategies

  • Three Critical Steps to Get Started With RA
    • Understand the Purpose/Value of RA in Your Organization
    • Evaluate Your Architecture Tenets
    • Define the Narrative and Target Audience
  • How Different Organizations Are Leveraging RA
    • Understand, Optimize and Control SD-WAN
    • Define Basic Principles and Assumptions for Future Working Models
    • Streamline the Configuration Process and Reduce the Cost of Complexity of Servers
    • Cover the Data, Functions and Processes in a Business Model
  • Key Take-Aways
  • About Peer Connect Content

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