Illustrated below is a typical layout of EASA’s three tier architecture.
An EASA Server is the central machine in an EASA system.
To set up an EASA Server see Installation of EASA Software.
Client computers are the end Users’ desktops and mobile devices who connect via web browser to the EASA Server via a network (LAN, WAN, VPN) connection.
From EASA 6.0 an Excel Desktop Client provides an agile alternative to the browser interface though Excel must be installed prior. The EASA Ribbon will install automatically the first time an Excel Client EASAP is Tested by an Author, or, Published and run by a User.
A Compute Server is a machine that runs the underlying 'batch' application being driven by an EASAP. Most likely this machine will be a computer that already runs the software application in an organization. However, as EASA opens up an existing software application to a larger number of Users, it can create a new computational demand within an organization and therefore potentially produce a need for more Compute Servers.
To configure Compute Servers, see Configuring Compute Servers.
An Excel Server is a specialized Compute Server dedicated to hosting the 'live' or running Microsoft® Excel spreadsheets that interact with an EASAP.
EASA may be configured to communicate with a database either local to an EASA Server or on a remote computer.
For configuration details see Configuring Connections to External Databases.