Feature modeling is a widely used method in systems engineering. Feature models help to communicate the requirements and architecture of IT systems. Applying feature models to IT infrastructure is a rare explored field in system development. We advocate using feature modeling for designing IT infrastructure to give an additional perspective on systems architecture and implement functions and properties of IT infrastructure. In this research-inprogress paper we present the idea of combining feature modeling and IT infrastructures and propose an exemplified feature model in context of IT infrastructure and its corresponding research questions. The discussion leads to functional and non-functional-requirements, feature-oriented description of architecture, and scope of IT infrastructure.
Krüger, Peter, "Feature modeling: An extended perspective to design IT infrastructure" (2012). CONF-IRM 2012 Proceedings. 42.