DreamFactory Enterprise™, or **DFE** for short, is a virtual hosting system that manages multiple instances of [DreamFactory](https://github.com/dreamfactorysoftware/dreamfactory).
- Physical Components
- Logical Components
In order to deploy shared-resource instances, DFE maintains a logical representation of your physical topology. There are three main *logical* components:
- **Mount**: represents a physical storage device, or mount point, where instance data is stored.
- **Server**: represents a physical/virtual computer where various components operate. Each **server** requires a **mount**.
- **Cluster**: represents a grouping of **servers**