"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..."