The Location Perspective
The Location perspective addresses the problems that arise when systems or system elements are physically distant from one another. If all elements are located in the same place, you can usually disregard this perspective.
Be aware, however, that the physical separation of elements may not always be immediately obvious. For example, many systems have disaster recovery sites that are physically distant from the main operational site or may rely on links to external, distant systems. Such an architecture presents a number of challenges that you should address through this perspective.
|Desired Quality||The ability of the system to overcome problems brought about by the absolute location of its elements and the distances between them|
|Applicability||Any system whose elements (or other systems with which it interacts) are or may be physically far from one another|