ArchiMate 3.0: What is the preferred way to model a Server Farm?

For the ArchiMate 3.0 experts: What is the preferred way to model a Server Farm given some of the new elements in ArchiMate 3.0?

In ArchiMate 2.1, a collection of nested Nodes was the most obvious solution.  What is the preferred approach using ArchiMate 3.0 to model Server Farms given a) Grouping is now a (an almost) first-class concept, and b) the new Technology Collaboration element. What is the best choice?

Here’s 2 examples: Server Farm A using Grouping and Server Farm B using a Technology Collaboration element.  I’ve used slightly different scenarios for each example but my assumption (hope) is that is shouldn’t make any difference.

Server Farm A using Grouping

server-farm-a-grouping

Server Farm B using a Technology Collaboration element

server-farm-b-technology-collaboration

What is the preferred way to model a Server Farm given the new elements in ArchiMate 3.0? a) Grouping, or b) the new Technology Collaboration element.  …or something else?  What are the pros and cons of your choice?

Add your answer to the Comments section.

Best regards,
Michael Herman (Toronto)
Parallelspace Corporation
mwherman@parallelspace.net

p.s. Below is a model for Server Farm C – using the Node aggregation approach we used with ArchiMate 2.1.

server-farm-c-node-aggregation

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2 responses to “ArchiMate 3.0: What is the preferred way to model a Server Farm?

  1. Donovan Johnson

    To Me, it would appear that a synergy of all three might be warranted IF the SharePoint Farm in question was virtualized

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