Choosing a topology

A successful deployment of IBM® InfoSphere® Information Server must include a topology that meets the needs of your organization, such as performance, ease of maintenance, security, high availability, and scalability. Determining the optimal deployment requires a firm understanding of your requirements and the topology that you plan to implement.

This information provides explanations, illustrations, scenarios, and checklists to help you design an ideal topology based on a set of available resources and a set of functional requirements (such as high availability and scalability). Each of these variables represents different dimensions of a topology, and a change in any of these dimensions can greatly affect the resulting topology. Therefore, identifying and quantifying these dimensions is important to remain within your constraints while still meeting requirements.