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What is distributed application computing?

Distributed application computing is an architectural approach to designing application software that runs across a network. It maximizes your processing capabilities by allowing you to distribute portions of your business application throughout your enterprise. By emphasizing a flexible, modular use of computer resources, your enterprise can potentially gain greater performance returns, realize the benefits of customized deployment strategies, and provide a security model to ensure the integrity of your application data.
Two related and important aspects of distributed application computing include the:
*Partitioning of an application
*N-tier model
The OpenEdge Application Server provides features and functionality that allow you to take full advantage of both.
The remaining text in this section details each of these aspects.
* Partitioning of an application
* N-tier model