Remote data storage

Remote data storage

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ludwigs3rd posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009

I'm new to the framework and just bought the book. I feel this framework would be useful to a project I'm working but since I'm so new, I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction. Firstly, I'd like to know if I need IIS in order to use the remote storage options. Secondly, is there a quick example that I can check out to play with remote storage or client/server options? Pardon my ignorance if I'm using the improper terminology. Thanks!

RockfordLhotka replied on Tuesday, September 08, 2009

You can deploy your app in 1-, 2-, 3- and (with Silverlight) 4-tier physical configurations.

In a 2-tier model, the data is remote because the client uses the database communication model to talk to the database server.

In a 3-tier model, the client uses some network protocol/technology to talk to an application server. Usually this is WCF, but it can be Remoting, asmx web services or Enterprise Services (DCOM), or a custom channel.

Obviously in the 3-tier model something has to host the code on the app server. This is often IIS, but can be WAS or a custom Windows service.

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