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Multisite Commerce: Proven Principles for Overcoming the Business, Organizational, and Technical Challenges by Lev Mirlas

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Chapter 14. Sharing Hardware and Software

Key Concepts

Plan the layout of how the hardware and software are to be deployed

Ensure the e-commerce applications can coexist on the same hardware in the same environment

Anticipate both typical and peak demand for each site

Avoid single point of failure

Plan for maintenance

Sharing the same infrastructure among multiple sites invariably creates technical problems that need to be solved. After all, inherently the reason the sites are different from each other is because they have different requirements, and fitting them onto the same platform can be a challenge.

From a technical point of view, there can be three forms of sharing: sharing hardware, sharing software, and sharing data. With ...

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