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How can unnecessary infrastructure resource disparity be avoided?

Problem

Service implementations can unnecessarily introduce disparate infrastructure resources, thereby bloating the enterprise and resulting in increased governance burden.

Solution

The supporting infrastructure and architecture can be equipped with common resources and extensions that can be repeatedly utilized by different services.

Application

Enterprise design standards are defined to formalize the required use of standardized architectural resources.

Impacts

If this pattern leads to too much dependency on shared infrastructure resources, it can decrease the autonomy and mobility of services.

Principles

Service Autonomy

Architecture

Enterprise, Inventory
Canonical Resources: Services use the same standardized infrastructure resource for the same purpose. Note, however, that they do not share the same implementation of the resource.

Services use the same standardized infrastructure resource for the same purpose. Note, however, that they do not share the same implementation of the resource.