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Application categorization

A category provides a way to group applications, which would tend to have consistent size and hosting requirements. Application categorization based on common attributes sets a particular application apart from others.

Use the following table to determine the category:

Category Qualifying attributes
Marketing
  • Centrally managed
  • Fast time to market
  • Templated sites
  • Standardized features and functionality
Portal
  • Login required
  • Core centrally managed and site-specific features decentralized
  • Almost all authenticated traffic
  • Harder to cache by CDN or Varnish
Evergreen
  • Applications or brands that are not going anywhere
  • Ongoing feature enhancements (Managed by the central team)
  • Mostly anonymous users
B2B
  • More static in nature
  • Core Centrally Managed; Site specific features decentralized
  • Some sites may require login or email registration.
Intranet
  • Gated from public access / unavailable to public internet
  • Core centrally managed and site-specific features decentralized
  • Almost all authenticated traffic
  • Harder to cache by CDN or Varnish
  • Made for internal audience
Event site
  • High bursts of traffic
  • Authenticated and anonymous traffic
  • Authenticated during peak events