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Application Architecture for .NET: Designing Applications and Services by Microsoft Corporation

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Deploying Application Components

So far, this guide has described the application architecture in terms of logical layers. It is important to remember that these layers are simply a convenient way to describe the different kinds of functionality in the application. They are conceptual divisions rather than a physical deployment pattern. How you deploy your physical application layers into tiers is driven by how the layers interact with each other and the different requirements they have in terms of security, operations, and communication.

Your application will eventually be deployed into a physical infrastructure. In some cases, the application architect will be able to define the physical infrastructure, but in many other cases, the IT department ...

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