As illustrated in Figure 4-1, a client request is managed by the proxy before being forwarded to the data source.
A client request follows this path through the proxy:
The request is attached to a network group based on the criteria and a QOS policy is assigned.
The network group forwards the request to a workflow, which defines the naming context.
The workflow forwards the request to a workflow element, which defines the how the data request will be treated. That is, if it will go through distribution or load balancing.
Once it has gone through the distribution or load balancing flow, the request is sent to the data source.