Sun Java Enterprise System Deployment Planning Guide

Deployment Design Methodology

As with other aspects of deployment planning, deployment design is as much an art as it is a science and cannot be detailed with specific procedures and processes. Factors that contribute to successful deployment design are past design experience, knowledge of systems architecture, domain knowledge, and applied creative thinking.

Deployment design typically revolves around achieving performance requirements while meeting other QoS requirements. The strategies you use must balance the trade-offs of your design decisions to optimize the solution. The methodology you use typically involves the following tasks: