“The role is about the entire enterprise and creating an environment that meets its objectives. One thought he puts forward is that enterprises continuously adapt, changing based on the pressures they are under. It is made up of people, relationships and groups, not just the buildings… and IT systems.
“This is forcing the Enterprise Architect role to take on more organizational change management thinking. It is no longer just about plugging software and hardware components together, taking latency out of the organization. It is about being able to assemble groups of services to a common cause – in a repeatable fashion.”
“You can now create a network topology in the AWS cloud that closely resembles the one in your physical data center including public, private, and DMZ subnets. Instead of dealing with cables, routers, and switches you can design and instantiate your network programmatically. You can use the AWS Management Console (including a slick new wizard), the command line tools, or the APIs. This means that you could store your entire network layout in abstract form, and then realize it on demand.”