n Tier

n Tier

  • N-tier architecture is also called multi-tier architecture because the software is engineered to have the processing, data management, and presentation functions physically and logically separate.  That means that these different functions are hosted on several machines or clusters, ensuring that services are provided without resources being shared and, as such, these services are delivered at top capacity. 

  • These are scalability, ease of management, flexibility, and security. In short, with n-tier architecture, you can adopt new technologies and add more components without having to rewrite the entire application or redesigning your whole software, thus making it easier to scale or maintain.  Meanwhile, in terms of security, you can store sensitive or confidential information in the logic tier, keeping it away from the presentation tier, thus making it more secure.