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SharePoint 2010 All-in-One For Dummies by Veli-Matti Vanamo, Kevin Laahs, Emer McKenna

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Chapter 3: Considering the Logical Architecture

In This Chapter

Planning SharePoint 2010 logical architecture

Understanding SharePoint 2010 topology components

Working within software limits and best practices

Logical architecture is a widely used term in the IT industry, though the meaning is often adapted by technology vendors to their specific product’s technology-planning process. Although the definition varies slightly, logical architecture commonly defines how technological components of a solution are organized and integrated in a specific deployment.

Logical architecture typically defines

Software components, which encapsulate the cohesive piece of software that executes a function on one or more hardware components via a set of services on one or more interfaces

Data components, which define the basic data stored and manipulated by the application, and the user interfaces and Web sites used to display information to the users

Logical relationships, which define the relationships between the software and data components, and their connection mechanisms and protocols

tip.epsYour logical architecture is like a map to your information systems deployment — it shows the geographical features (software components), population areas (data components), and the roads between them (logical relationships).

Logical architecture takes into account the business requirements of the solution ...

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