Enterprise Architecture Availability Analysis Using Fault Trees and Stakeholder Interviews
2014 (English)In: Enterprise Information Systems, ISSN 1751-7575, Vol. 8, no 1, 1-25 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The availability of enterprise information systems is a key concern for many organisations. This article describes a method for availability analysis based on Fault Tree Analysis and constructs from the ArchiMate enterprise architecture (EA) language. To test the quality of the method, several case-studies within the banking and electrical utility industries were performed. Input data were collected through stakeholder interviews. The results from the case studies were compared with availability of log data to determine the accuracy of the method's predictions. In the five cases where accurate log data were available, the yearly downtime estimates were within eight hours from the actual downtimes. The cost of performing the analysis was low; no case study required more than 20 man-hours of work, making the method ideal for practitioners with an interest in obtaining rapid availability estimates of their enterprise information systems.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 8, no 1, 1-25 p.
availability, enterprise architecture, probabilistic relational models, architecture analysis, fault tree analysis, stakeholder elicitation
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-79641DOI: 10.1080/17517575.2011.647092ISI: 000328473200001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84890611982OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-79641DiVA: diva2:495646
QC 201401222012-02-092012-02-092014-01-22Bibliographically approved