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Beyond Software Architecture: Creating and Sustaining Winning Solutions by Luke Hohmann

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Chapter 7. Deployment Architecture

Enterprise-class software systems have seen many phases of evolution. Centralized mainframe systems evolved into client/server systems, client/server systems evolved into distributed systems, and distributed systems, still in their infancy, are now being recast as reconfigurable Web services. Each of these deployment architectures spawned many variants. Emerging Web architectures extend these ideas and add new ones, bringing alleged new benefits for users and keeping both marketects and tarchitects busy. Not surprisingly, we are also carrying each of these major architectural styles into the future, as much for the unique advantages they offer as for the legacy systems they've left behind.

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