Chapter 3. Enterprise Architecture

It is clear that the design and operation of campus networks need to be changed to facilitate all those forces mentioned as trends in Chapter 2. In the past, creating and adopting for these forces where needed was a common approach, although it often led to increased complexity and decreased manageability. This is not uncommon for other parts of the IT industry or business in general as well. It is better, in the end, to design and operate a network using a structured methodology toward design and integration. This is commonly referred to as working with architecture frameworks.

This chapter provides an overview of why architecture frameworks are beneficial and where technology, currently and in the future, ...

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