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    Reference Architecture

    In the world there are many reference architectures that make it easier to start working with architecture in an organization.

    Also auditing or benchmarking an architecture can be done with a reference architecture.

    Dragon1 defines reference architecture as: an architecture that is used or can be used as reference.

    This normally means that a reference architecture points to other implementations of the concepts that are part of the reference architecture.

    In practice we see a different usage of term reference architeture, as in that the enterprise architecture of an organization is called reference architecture and that is a reference architecture for business lines, business unit, departments, programs and projects.

    European Reference Architectures

    https://ec.europa.eu/isa2/solutions/e-documents-reference-architecture_en

    https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/new-version-european-interoperability-reference-architecture-available

    https://www.plattform-i40.de/I40/Redaktion/EN/Downloads/Publikation/hm-2018-manufacturing.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=2

    American Reference Architectures

    https://dodcio.defense.gov/Library/DoD-Architecture-Framework/

    https://dodcio.defense.gov/Portals/0/Documents/DIEA/Ref_Archi_Description_Final_v1_18Jun10.pdf

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    If you have a link to a reference architecture you would like to see added, please contact us at specs@dragon1.com