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Five Network Placements

Where is the network interface located in an application? Where the network is placed has significant influence on the architecture. See Figure  5 on page  [*].

Figure 5: Network Positions

In the traditional three tiered layering of an application, the network is at every layer. This does not have to be the case. We can place the network at many different locations including the middle of a layer.


Ronald LeRoi Burback