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A video of this talk held in Norwegian at Javazone 2014 can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/105879904
The tight platform coupling found in most common web publishing systems is a potential bottleneck for enterprise level availability requirements in large web properties. Using a separated publishing architecture with an enterprise CMS decoupled from its web servers can provide a range of advantages including the potential for extremely high availability and scalability.
While your business might have a non-religious attitude to technology platforms in general, many common web CMSes will limit you to using their preferred platform throughout your publishing architecture, and while it might be a good tool for the editorial staff this platform might not be the best choice for your organization overall or to provide the needed flexibility in regards to availability or scalability.
Using a loosely coupled CMS with a multi-platform architecture allows you to avoid such problems however. One option is the enterprise experience manager SDL Tridion which has a .NET based CMS for content editors but allow for publishing the dynamic web pages created through an application server of choice. This architecture provide many advantages such as the independent availability of the CMS and the web properties it handles, as well as being able to use open source java solutions for clustering while having an easy-to-use .NET-based user interface for content editors. This talk will give an overview of some benefits gained by such a combination of technology platforms by detailing the systems architecture for a major Norwegian web property as an example.