An enterprise architecture driven approach to virtualisation

Stephen Smith, Asif Qumer Gill, Helen Hasan, Shahla Ghobadi

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Organisations have shown a significant interest in the adoption of virtualisation technology for improving the efficiency of their Data Centres (DC) from both the resource performance and cost efficiency viewpoints. By improving the efficiency of data centres we can sustainably manage their impact on the environment by controlling their energy consumption. The intentions are clear but how best to approach to Data Centre virtualisation is not. This paper proposes an integrated Enterprise Architecture and Information Infrastructure (EAII) driven approach to guide the Data Centre virtualisation. The EAII approach has been developed based on the review and analysis of wellknown The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and Information Infrastructure (II) model. The proposed integrated EAII approach seems appropriate to guide and align business strategy and virtualisation implementation for data centres of any size in any industry vertical.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2013
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event17th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2013 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 Jun 201322 Jun 2013


Other17th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2013
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island

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