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Follow the SUN Model - Global Workflow

Recently I had an opportunity to do an architectural analysis for enabling the “follow the SUN” business model for an Enterprise. Since the application is based on Microsoft Sharepoint 2010, analysis include evaluating various deployment options available in SharePoint platform, different WAN optimizations solutions & constraints and also performing cost benefit exercise.
Scenario involved users accessing a web based system from different geographical locations & in different time zones, carrying various parts of the same business process.
The primary options available for this are:
Option #1 - Central Farm with users around the worldOption #2 - Central farm with regional SharePoint deployments
Each of these options carries its own merits & demerits.
Option #1
 In this option, all the layers of the application (Web & App) will be deployed in the central location including the DB layer (which holds all the databases and data pertaining to users of all regional locat…