Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Deployment Planning Guide

Hybrid Topology

In a hybrid topology, central and distributed topologies are combined to meet the needs of an organization. Figure 12–3 shows a hybrid topology.

Figure 12–3 Hybrid Topology

This diagram depicts a hybrid topology utilizing both
central and distributed topologies.

Organizations that benefit from a hybrid topology include those with many sites that have the ability to support a large user base. These sites that support them can house their own messaging servers. Some of these larger sites might have smaller satellite offices located in the general vicinity. But these satellite offices would not require their own messaging servers. Instead, the nearest major office would act as the central location for their services.