In this chapter, we've introduced you to the Commerce Server 2002 planning process. You've learned about the techniques used to design networks, Web sites, and even Web pages for maximum maintainability, scalability, and availability. Although no book can provide you with the exact answers you'll need in your specific situation, we have provided you with some real-world examples that you should be able to easily adapt to your organization's business needs.
By understanding these core planning concepts, you'll be able to read the remainder of this book with planning in mind. As you learn about new features, you'll be able to consider them in the context of your site's overall design. Doing so will help ensure the best performance from your site, and help prevent scalability problems later.