Modelling a rich business service (What was wrong with that picture?)

In the post What is wrong with this picture? I showed a pattern devised by an enterprise architect to model the standard services they want to provide to customers. The idea of such a service is that is is largely some sort of…

Another milestone: 200,000 views for the Mastering #ArchiMate blog

http://masteringarchimate.com has passed the 200,000 view mark during my vacation. I started this blog in 2011. In June 2014 it passed the 100,000 view mark. It took 14 months to get the next 100,000 views. That is a  milestone I wanted…

New EAPJ blog post: Reverse Cloud (with two ArchiMate pictures)

Just a short mention here: I've just published a new column on the site of the Enterprise Architecture Professional Journal titled Reverse Cloud. It deals with the latency effect in networks (which is thoroughly explained in an aside) and describes a scenario…

Reusable Infrastructure Modelling Patterns (2)

In the previous post, Reusable Infrastructure Modelling Patterns, I discussed the creation of reusable patterns to more effectively model large homogenous parts of the infrastructure landscape, or in other words: if you have 1000 identical RHEL servers, modelling the structure of…

Reusable Infrastructure Modelling Patterns

A while back, I wrote the post Modelling Homogenous Landscapes in #ArchiMate (Classes and Instances), which was a first post on modelling detailed infrastructure landscapes. Assuming you're with me that a modelling language is very useful for large complex situations, but doesn't…