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