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Microsoft® SharePoint™ 2003 Unleashed, Second Edition by Michael Noel, Colin Spence

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Scaling Across a SharePoint Farm

In addition to the logical structure of SharePoint, which can be scaled out, SharePoint includes the ability to physically spread data and content across multiple servers. This is one of the principal design changes implemented since the first versions of SharePoint, which did not scale very well beyond a single server. The concept of the SharePoint farm subsequently allows for a much greater range of flexibility and scalability of an environment because services and databases can be distributed.

Defining Farm Server Components

SharePoint Farms consist of two, three, four, or more servers sharing a common configuration database. A farm provides for the distribution of processing and application power across multiple ...

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