Conceptual Reference Model

The Ohio State University's Conceptual Reference Architecture Model, shown below, represents key components in the technology stack.

Conceptual Reference Model


 Conceptual Reference Architecture Model (Accessible Format)

Mission Critical Business Functions

  • Academics
  • Research
  • Outreach
  • Administration

Client Computing Services

  • Personal Productivity
  • Client Collaboration Software and KM Tools
  • Business Intelligence Tools
  • Data Warehouse Tools
  • Client Access Services

Shared Enterprise Business Services

  • Portal & Knowledge Management
  • Learning Management
  • Student Information
  • Grants Management
  • Constituent Relationship Management
  • Human Resources
  • Finance

Common Enterprise Services

  • App Delivery Software Platform
  • Business Analytics & Reporting
  • Application Integration & Routing
  • Document, Content, & Imaging Management
  • Workflow & Rules Engine Management
  • App Dev Lifecycle Tools
  • Batch Services
  • Web Hosting
  • Unified Communication & Collaboration
  • Identity Management

Information Management Services

  • Data Integration
  • Meta Data
  • Database

Enterprise Data Services

  • Data Warehouse
  • Master Data Mgmt
  • Operational Data Store
  • Reference Data
  • Data Movement

Enterprise Core Services

Storage Services

  • Storage Area Network
  • Network Attached Storage
  • File Systems
  • Backup / Archive

Computing Platform

  • Server Hardware
  • Desktop Hardware
  • Dedicated Function Devices
  • General Purpose Mobile Devices
  • Operating Systems & System Utilities
  • Storage Management

Network Services

  • WAN/LAN
  • Voice
  • Video
  • Remote Access
  • Naming Service

DataCenter

  • Facilities, Power, & Cooling

Management & Control Domain

Systems Monitoring & Management

Disaster Recovery & Resiliency

Security

  • Firewall, Encryption, & Audit
  • Directory Services
  • Authentication & Authorization
  • IDS/IPS
  • AV

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