Service Architecture

Everware-CBDI has pioneered structured methodology for Service Architecture and Service Portfolio Planning. The underlying reference models have been contributed to various standards bodies and have been made available in the public domain. Today the core concepts are widely used by organizations moving to higher levels of SOA maturity where formality of reference model, policy and portfolio coordination are essential. Everware-CBDI provides services to accelerate the achievement of SOA maturity and of the resulting benefits.

Everware-CBDI Service Architecture services can accelerate delivery of the reference model and reference architecture, development of the service architecture for one or more domains and establish the methodology and practices for Service Portfolio Planning (SPP).

Everware-CBDI provides a range of services to assist customers to:

  • assess current service and data architectures;
  • establish their reference model, reference architecture and repeatable process to ensure consistency and quality;
  • develop and evolve service architecture and the service portfolio for project, programs, domains or for the enterprise;
  • adopt and customize the Everware-CBDI Service Architecture & EngineeringTM (CBDI-SAETM) framework

Everware-CBDI Service Architecture Case Studies

Associated Reports

Everything is a Service

Exploring the path towards a unified service model.

The Cloud movement is discussing the term Everything as a Service (EaaS or XaaS).  In principle this is a welcome development, encouraging business and IT participants to adopt services and service oriented concepts everywhere. However it appears that the E/XaaS initiative may be more about marketing than reality. In this article we suggest how this very promising idea might be developed to clarify Cloud Service taxonomy and deliver convergence of business and IT perspectives in a Unified Service Model.   

In the Service Oriented Cloud, All Roads Lead to SOA (pdf)

Cloud Computing is intrinsically service-based. But this is not just in the highly generalized sense of the term ‘service’, but also in the more specific Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) use of the term, where capabilities are provided via published service interfaces. In this research note we consider why SOA should not be forgotten just because more fashionable terms have risen to the top of the toybox.

Introduction to Service Architecture Modeling with the CBDI-SAE UML Profile for SOA V3 (pdf)

This document provides an introduction to service architecture modeling using version 3.0 of the CBDI-Service Architecture & Engineering (SAE) UML Profile for SOA from Everware-CBDI.

Information Services Architecture for Responsive Process Management (pdf)

Business process management is evolving to incorporate dynamic response to events. In this environment the information services architecture must also evolve to provide a broader set of information that complements the transactional business process perspective.

Applying ESB (pdf)

What is an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)? We suggest it is a logical collection of various capabilities, not a product category. In this short extract from a CBDI Journal report, we examine what capabilities might be offered by an ESB and how the different capabilities might be provided by new products, existing infrastructure, or perhaps built in-house.

The Architecture Component of the CBDI-SAE Reference Framework for SOA (pdf)

There is no "one size fits all" methodology, ours or anyone else's, and so best practice in method development calls for incorporation of a framework of artifacts, tools and techniques that can be tailored to the nuances of each organization that wants to implement the methodology. However, most popular methods don't tend to focus on the needs of service lifecycle instead covering a broad but typically less focused method landscape. CBDI's SAE™ Reference Framework is built to remedy that problem by highlighting aspects of methodology such as process, techniques and artifacts needed to embrace SOA concepts in a structured manner. This article provides an introduction to the Architecture component of the Reference Framework and the rationale that went into its creation.

Service Portfolio Planning and Architecture for Cloud Services (pdf)

Cloud Computing is concerned with deployment, but introduction of Cloud Services cannot be a purely technical deployment matter. There are numerous considerations that may impact on all the Stakeholder Views. In this report, we show how the CBDI-SAE approach can be used and extended to architect for Cloud Services. We extend our current SOA guidance with new and refined classification systems, diagrams, policy types and techniques designed to promote visibility and good governance over Service Portfolio Planning and Service Architecture activities plus Cloud Services provisioning.