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From Leon Rosenberg <rosenberg.l...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Systems Architecture Pros and Cons
Date Thu, 13 Oct 2005 07:20:23 GMT
Option 3. All 5 run tomcats.
What do you need apache for?

On 10/13/05, Peter Johnson <peter@wizardslair.net> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I was discussing with someone two common system architectures for a web
> application environment and thought I'd extend it to the Tomcat
> community to see their views / thoughts.
>
> If we consider that there are 5 servers available, what is the best way
> to utilise them assuming that both Apache and Tomcat are used -
>
> Option 1: all 5 servers run both Apache and Tomcat and requests are
> load-balanced across them.
>    Pro: - avoids the ~50ms delay of sending over network
>         - resource allocation is more dynamic
>
> Option 2: 2 servers running Apache passing through to 3 running Tomcat.
>    Pro: - enhanced security due to tiers
>
>
> So what are peoples' thoughts and views on this?
>
> PJ
>
>
>
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