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what is the definition of a technical infrastructure architect?

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by TheChas In reply to Technical Architects

If someone told me that they were a Technical Infrastructure Architrct, I would suspect that they designed the communications, LAN, and other wireing for an office, building, or city.

This would encompass the design and location of:
service entry points,
Equipment rooms,
Switches,
Hubs,
Routers,
Even wall outlets
etc.

Depending on the project and there position on the design team.

Chas

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by Oldefar In reply to Technical Architects

As an architect I would expect the individual to focus above the engineering stage. I would expect this individual to develop business objectives and business requirements into clear technical objectives and technical requirments.

While this individual undoubtedly has some engineering expertise, for the most part the technical requirements would go to engineers to do the physical, logical, and component design work. The architect would have review and sign off responsibility.

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by Oldefar In reply to Technical Architects

Many IT organizations tend to think in terms of technical progression - user support to technician, technician to engineer or administrator, engineer/administrator to senior engineer/administrator, senior engineer/administrator to network or system architect, and finally to technical or IT infrastructure architect.

I believe this fails to recognize the difference between architecture and skilled trades. In the building industry, the equivelent would be to take an individual from trade helper or apprentice to journeyman, to master, to engineer, to architect. This rarely happens. The architect defines the structure to meet the client objectives and requirements, but uses engineers to accomplish the actual building plans and skilled tradesman to implement these plans.

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