Sun Java Enterprise System Deployment Planning Guide

Single Server System

Place all computing resources for a service on a single server. If the server fails, the entire service fails.

Figure 5–2 Single Server System

Shows a single server with 10 CPUs satisfying the performance

Sun provides high-end servers that provide the following benefits:

A high-end server typically costs more than a comparable multi-server system. However, a single server provides savings on administration, monitoring, and hosting costs for servers in a data center. Load balancing, failover, and removal of single points of failure is more flexible with multi-server systems.