Sun Java Enterprise System Deployment Planning Guide

Designing a Logical Architecture

When you design a logical architecture, use the use cases identified during the technical requirements phase to determine the Java Enterprise System components that provide the services necessary for the solution. You must also identify any components providing services to the components you initially identify.

You place the Java Enterprise System components within the context of a multitiered architecture according to the type of services that they provide. Understanding the components as part of a multitiered architecture helps you later determine how to distribute the services provided by the components and also helps determine a strategy for implementing quality of service (such as scalability, availability, and others.)

Additionally, you can provide another view of the logical components that places them within secure access zones. The section Access Zones provides an example of secure access zones.