Deployment architecture design is a vital part of any custom-built server-side application development project. Due to it’s significance, deployment architecture design should commence early and proceed in tandem with other development activities. The complexity of deployment architecture design depends on many aspects, including scalability and availability targets of the provided service, rollout processes as well as technical properties of the system architecture.
Serviceability and operational concerns, such as deployment security, monitoring, backup/restore etc., relate to the broader topic of deployment architecture design. These concerns are cross-cutting in nature and may need to be addressed on different levels ranging from service rollout processes to the practical system management details.
On the system management detail level the following challenges often arise when using a pure JVM-based application deployment model (on Unix-like platforms):
- how to securely shut down the app server or application? Often, a TCP listener thread listening for shutdown requests is…
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