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Opinion: The Delicate Art of Enterprise Scaling

Sep 21, 2007, 00:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Rais)

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"Some organisations continue to ignore the importance of proper enterprise scaling. Excuses I've heard include: 'If it is a brand-name application it will scale fine' and 'We'll scale by throwing more hardware at it.'

"Such ideas often stem from a heavy reliance on name-brand applications, and are not confined to government organisations, but are also found in industry server rooms. Although there is nothing wrong with using commercial applications, the error lies in believing commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products will scale out of the box..."

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