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Application Servers

At last we come to application servers. The application server seems to have overcome all the problems we have pointed out with other technologies. Important issues like state management, scalability, fault tolerance, and fail-over have been addressed and taken care of. Enterprise Java Beans is on track, and in general the application server really seems to be the way to go.

When things sound too good to be true they usually are. Application servers are a relatively big-ticket item and may not be affordable for many medium- and small-size organizations. Technology comes at a price, and in the case of application servers the price is dollars. In the case of the stand-alone technologies we've looked at, they are relatively inexpensive to implement and deploy. The big application servers are pretty much priced for large enterprises where significant amounts of cash are transacted via the Internet, require architectures that guarantee zero downtime sites, and are massively scalable.


  

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