ArchiMate Patterns – Technology Layer

General Geekery

The technology represents the low level hardware, software and connectivity.

Much like last weeks Application Layer post, I’ll split this out for the basic pattern, and then a number of different examples which will hopefully make some sense.



A node represents a computational or physical resource that hosts, manipulates, or interacts with other computational or physical resources.

ArchiMate 3

The “Node” is the most generic representation of a server. I tend to think of the node as the container for operating system, system software, artefacts and the physical hardware.


A device is a physical IT resource upon which system software and artifacts may be stored or deployed for execution.

ArchiMate 3

The usage of ArchiMate and Archi models should be derived from the questions that you want to answer. When I first began modelling, I wanted to separate the logical server (node) from the physical or virtual…

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By Alberto D Mendoza

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