What is a "deployment"? Technical explanation

Hi! I’m a student getting into satellite imagery for my thesis.

Here (https://docs.sentinel-hub.com/api/latest/data/) I read that… " Sentinel Hub API is available in several deployments."

What is exactly a “deployment”? Is it a set of satellites available in a certain region? Or is it much more?
How would you define it in a technical way?

I know this could sound more like a lexical question, but I need to understand it better to explain it in the best way possible in my essay.

Thanks a lot for your help.

In this case the term is used for “software deployment”. I.e. we have our system installed on various clouds (AWS eu-central-1, AWS us-west-2, CreoDIAS, Mundi Web Services), each of the installations providing access to the satellite data stored there.


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Thanks a lot. Very clear explanation.