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Architecture design for SharePoint 2013 IT pros

Learn about the physical architecture and logical architecture of SharePoint 2013 and start designing your SharePoint 2013 deployments.

Physical architecture

Use the following models to learn about the physical architecture for an on-premises deployment of SharePoint 2013.

Click this image to zoom into the model: Streamlined topologies for SharePoint Server 2013

Streamlined topologies

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This model describes a streamlined approach for building topologies.

Click this image to zoom into the model: Search architectures for SharePoint 2013

Search architectures

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This model describes the search components and architectures for SharePoint Server 2013.

Click this image to zoom into the model: Enterprise search architectures for SharePoint Server 2013

Enterprise search architectures

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This model describes the enterprise search architectures for SharePoint Server 2013.

Click this image to zoom into the model: Traditional topologies for SharePoint 2013

Traditional topologies

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This model provides an overview of topology concepts for SharePoint 2013.

Click this image to zoom into the model: Multi-farm architectures for SharePoint Server 2013

Multi-farm architectures

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This model provides architectural guidance for multi-farm deployments of SharePoint Server 2013.

Logical architecture

Use the following models and design samples to learn about the logical architecture for an on-premises deployment of SharePoint 2013.

Click this image to zoom into the design sample: Corporate portal with host-named sites for SharePoint Server 2013

Corporate portal with host-named sites

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This design sample illustrates the architecture for a corporate portal with host-named sites.

Click this image to zoom into the design sample: Corporate portal with path-based sites for SharePoint Server 2013

Corporate portal with path-based sites

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This design sample illustrates the architecture for a corporate portal with path-based sites.

Click this image to zoom into the design sample: Extranet with dedicated zones for authentication for SharePoint 2013

Extranet with dedicated zones for authentication

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This design sample illustrates the architecture for dedicated zones for authentication model.

Click this image to zoom into the model: Databases that support SharePoint 2013

Databases

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This model describes the SQL Server databases that are integral to SharePoint 2013.

Click this image to zoom into the model: Services in SharePoint Server 2013

Services

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This model provides information about services that are available in SharePoint Server 2013.

Click this image to zoom into the model: Mobile architecture in SharePoint 2013

Mobile architecture

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This model provides an end-to-end understanding of the SharePoint 2013 mobile ecosystem.

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