Enterprise Architecture for Digital Business

Book description

Digital transformation has accelerated nearly tenfold in recent years as both a business and technology journey. Yet, most white papers and how-to guides still focus solely on the business side, rather than include methods for optimizing the technology behind it. This handbook shows CIOs, IT directors, and architects how to balance these two concerns successfully.

You'll explore current technology trends and shifts required to build a digital business, including how enterprise architecture should evolve if it's to sustain and grow your business. A CIO who can handle digital transformation along with business interests is a rare find. This is the ideal guide to modernizing IT.

You'll examine:

  • The latest trends and technologies driving the need for a digital enterprise architecture
  • New components, layers, and concepts that comprise a framework for digital enterprise architecture
  • Skills and technologies you need to modernize an enterprise architecture for a digital business
  • Domains and characteristics of a digital enterprise architecture
  • How to map digital enterprise technologies to the appropriate teams

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. The Innovation Equation
    2. Accelerating Adaptability
    3. The Role of Technology in Digital Transformation
    4. Purpose and Scope
    5. Why We Wrote This Book
    6. Conventions Used in This Book
    7. O’Reilly Online Learning
    8. How to Contact Us
  2. 1. Form Follows Function
    1. Standardization Spurs Innovation
    2. The Emergence of Architectural Standards
    3. A Traditional Enterprise Architecture Framework
    4. Key Digital Trends Indicate the Need for a New Digital Framework
      1. The Digital Workforce
      2. Struggling to Scale
      3. Smart Lives
      4. Shared Risk
    5. The Impact on Architecture
    6. Modernizing Architecture
    7. A Digital Enterprise Architecture Framework
  3. 2. An Infrastructure Renaissance
    1. What Did Infrastructure Look Like Before Digital Transformation?
    2. A Change in Innovation: New Standards
      1. Privacy and Security Standards
      2. The Challenge to Visibility and How to Overcome It
      3. Edge Compute Standards
    3. A Change in Focus: Density and Economy
      1. An ARMs Race
      2. Advantages for a Digital Business
    4. A Change in Capability: The xPU Wave
      1. Compute Styles
      2. A Combination of Styles: The xPU
    5. Conclusion
  4. 3. From Marathon to Messaging
    1. Human and Digital Communications
      1. Traditional Applications
      2. Modern Applications
    2. The Role of App Delivery
    3. The Impact on Adaptability
    4. App Delivery in a Modernized Enterprise Architecture
    5. Conclusion
  5. 4. Operational Data Is the New Oil
    1. Operational Data Platform(s)
      1. New Sources of Data
      2. Data Pipeline and Practices
    2. Data Privacy and Sovereignty
    3. Data Governance Evolves
    4. Conclusion
  6. 5. Moving Beyond “Fight or Flight”
    1. The Journey Ahead
    2. Progressive Sophistication in Application Protection: From Crawling to Running
      1. Generalized Deterministic Enforcement: The Crawling Stage
      2. Additional Asset-Centric Protections Guided by Situational Awareness: The Walking Stage
      3. Adaptive Risk-Aware Remediations Driven by a Transaction-Centric Focus: The Running Stage
    3. From Concept to Practice: How the Rubber Hits the Road
      1. Is It an Asset or Liability (or Both)?
      2. Put It in Writing: Authentication and Access Control as Policy Building Blocks
      3. What Did I Just See, and Should Somebody Do Something About It?
    4. Conclusion
  7. 6. Observability and Automation
    1. The Value of Observability and Automation to a Digital Business
    2. The Measures That Matter
      1. Metrics
      2. Logging (Logs)
      3. Traces
    3. The Need for Instrumentation
      1. Obstacles to Instrumentation
      2. Surmounting Instrumentation Challenges
    4. Telemetry Collection and Management
    5. Automation and Orchestration
      1. What Is Automation?
      2. The Relationship Between Observability and Automation
    6. Conclusion
  8. 7. The Need for Speed
    1. The Shift to SRE
      1. How Do We Know This Is Effective?
      2. Why 5 × 9s Is No Longer Enough
    2. What Is SRE Operations?
    3. The Tools and Practice of SRE
    4. Getting Started
      1. Start Measuring
      2. Start Automating
      3. Start Improving
    5. Cultivating an SRE Culture and Mindset
    6. Conclusion
  9. Afterword: Digital Changes Everything
    1. An Adaptable Foundation
    2. Capabilities to Keep in Mind Moving Forward
    3. About the Contributors
      1. Joel Moses, F5 CTO of Systems and distinguished engineer
      2. Mike Corrigan, F5 VP of Engineering
      3. James Hendergart, F5 Director of Development Operations
      4. Ken Arora, distinguished engineer, F5 Office of the CTO
      5. Michael Wiley, F5 VP of Engineering and CTO of Applications
      6. Julia Renouard, F5 VP of Engineering
  10. Index
  11. About the Authors

Product information

  • Title: Enterprise Architecture for Digital Business
  • Author(s): Geng Lin, Lori A. MacVittie
  • Release date: July 2022
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781098121457