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Commerce Server deployment includes the initial set up, installation, configuration, and site updates that relate to one or more Commerce Server retail Web sites. Administrators and site architects should review and approve the specific design and architecture of your deployment before implementation. The purpose of deployment is to get your site(s) running so that you can start doing business with your customers. You can analyze your customer's shopping behavior to identify sales trends and create marketing promotions and discounts to increase revenue.
The following figure shows the various deployments with which Commerce Server users interact.
This section focuses on deploying servers in a prescribed scenario to support a large retail Web site. Specifically, this section provides information for the following scenarios:
IT administrators to install and configure the hardware
Network administrators to configure and build the network
IT administrators to deploy the servers and install the software
Database and domain administrators to set permissions and enhance security
IT operations personnel to deploy site updates
This section does not include information about the following aspects of running a retail Web site:
Designing your site and application
Maintaining and scaling your site
Creating expressions for personalization and content targeting
Creating campaigns, such as advertisements or discounts
Updating catalog data, such as price, description, or other details