Generic Service Overview

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Generic Service

Every organization will have its own Service Landscape. Because of the fact that services are external behaviour (according to ArchiMate), OIAm advises to select names that are recognizable within the organization and link those services to Aggregating Functions. Aggregation Functions (based on Generic Patterns) are given names that are formal and match with the typical names of the Generic Patterns they are derived of. However, to make the service clear, an example of a Service Landscape is given below:

Example of an Infrastructure Service Landscape overview

In the table below, a brief explanation of the Services is given, together with a link to the Generic Patterns these Services are related to.

Generic Service Description Generic Pattern
User Workspace Service Category comprising workspace services
Task Processing Workspace Workspace service for task workers User Workspace
Communication & Information Sharing Workspace Workspace service for knowledge workers and decision makers User Workspace
Development & Administrative Workspace Workspace service for task application developers and system administrators User Workspace
Telephony Workspace service (add-on) for interactive voice communication Stream Handling
Connectivity Service Category containing all data transfer services
Data Center-LAN Local data transport service within data center environments Data Transport
Collaboration Service Category containing different services that support working together in organizations and teams
Computing Service Category with processing capacity
Data Management Service Category containing all structured and loosely structured data handling services
Storage & Data Protection Service Category with different services to preserve and protect data units and images
Deployment & Administration Service Category with a complete set of facilities to automate IT-service delivery and management
Security Service Category with a complete set of facilities to automate IT-user, IT-service and data protection


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This page contains the links to all 18 Generic Services that this OIAm repository positions in the infrastructure landscape. The following tables also show the Generic Patterns that realize the Generic Services.

Generic Service Description Generic Pattern Sector Maturity
Access Distribution This service serves to increase the maximum load that an IT resource can handle, and/or to allow access to instances of the resource spread over multiple sites. Access Distribution Business Support

3
Access Security This service is used to secure access to back-end resources. Access Security Business Support

3
Application Hosting Application Hosting provides functionality to accommodate (business) application services. Application Hosting Business Support

4
Archive Management This service provides the ability to create and use archives. Data Protection & Archive Management Operations

1
Authentication & Authorization This service can validate an identity claim, and it can validate the permissions required for an action, as part of an Authentication & Authorization process. Authentication & Authorization Core

3
Content Hosting This service hosts relatively static content, and makes it available to authorized users in a suitable form. Content Hosting Business Support

3
Data Management This service provides its consumers the ability to manage strictly structured data. Data Management Core

4
Data Protection Management This service provides the ability to protect data against accidental or wilful corruption. Data Protection & Archive Management Operations

1
Data Transport This service transports data between automated systems. Data Transport Core

4
Data Zone Protection This service satisfies relevant security requirements while passing data between different Data Transport services. Data Zone Protection Core

4
Facilities Deployment This Service can deploy the software part of an IT systems, and/or configurations thereof. Facilities Deployment Operations

3
Facilities Monitoring This service allows its users to monitor IT facilities with the aim of guarding operational continuity or security. Facilities Monitoring Operations

3
File Storage This service offers clients the ability to store, retrieve and modify data in loosely structured form. File Storage Core

4
Identity & Permission Management This service maintains the propagation and consistency of digital identities and digital permissions that are recognized within the organization. Identity & Permission Management Operations

3
Managed File Transfer This service provides a means to transport loosely structured data from a source to one or more targets, either ad hoc or structurally. Managed File Transfer Business Support

2
Message Handling This service handles transport, storage and delivery of messages between senders and recipients. Message Handling Commons

4
Raw Storage This service offers to store, manipulate and read data at the level of "unstructured data". Raw Storage Core

2
Workspace This Service delivers a (generic) digital workspace, which acts as a gateway between the digital and physical world. Workspace Commons

4




There are no pending Generic Service proposals.

Generic Service Description Generic Pattern Sector Maturity
Data Management This Pattern provides the ability to manage and make use of "strictly structured data", i.e. it controls the organization, querying, and retrieval of sets of organized data. no link

Note: the following Generic Service is deprecated:

Generic Service Description Generic Pattern Sector
Backup Management This service provides the ability to create and manage backups, and to restore (parts of) those backups. no link