Under some specific circumstances teams will prefer proxies than using a replicated server.
The benefits of distributed/replicated over proxy based solutions are clear: if the connection goes down, the teams depending on proxies won’t be able to continue working with the main server.
That’s the reason why we always encourage the use of distributed servers instead of proxies for distributed scenarios.
Plastic is all about flexibility, though, so a proxy server is available.
There are scenarios where we recommend the use of proxies:
Under these circumstances is where introducing a proxy server on each network segment can dramatically improve overall performance by reducing data requests (updates) to the central server.