Content Deployment

The most common solution to this problem is to have two server farms: one internal farm (in the intranet) dedicated to your authors/editors/designers and a second farm (in the Internet-facing network) that hosts your production site. Your internal farm is read/write, while your production farm is most likely read-only. If you have this sort of topology though, you need a way to get the authored content from your authoring farm to your production farm. This is where Content Deployment comes in. In a nutshell, deployment allows you to push out your content from one server farm to another. For the purposes of this post, I’m going to focus on a two-tier topology (authoring -> production), but you can also have a three-tier topology (authoring -> staging -> production) or even an n-tier topology if you need it.


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