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Scalability

The ability to increase the size of a business while either maintaining or increasing its profit margin.
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Starting from this release, horizontal scaling of application servers can be achieved not just manually but also automatically, with the help of triggers.
This provides virtually unlimited scalability to accommodate spikes in social traffic via horizontal scaling of write access and elastic scaling on-premise or in the cloud.
They are also an excellent choice for applications that require horizontal scaling capabilities, such as Web serving and collaboration.
Horizontal scaling is achieved by increasing the number of servers in the cluster.
However, database virtualization is emerging as a viable alternative to traditional clustering, providing near continuous application availability, seamless failover for unscheduled server downtime, and non-disruptive capacity expansion, and horizontal scaling on reads.
Rogers continued, "We believe that any customer looking for an advanced virtualization solution should demand the following from its storage vendor: dynamic virtualization of block and file data in the same device with consistent management; true multivendor or heterogeneous virtualization; a comprehensive suite of offerings to simplify provisioning and maximize storage utilization, which includes thin provisioning and space efficient cloning; a robust portfolio of proven data management software for sharing, consolidating, protecting, and recovering mission critical data; a network-based architecture enabling seamless integration with existing storage; and a proven architecture for horizontal scaling of systems as business needs change or expand.
Emic's Application Cluster (EAC) products are designed to provide best price/performance cluster platform for horizontal scaling of Open Source database and Web Enterprise applications.
EAC application clustering products are designed to provide best price/performance cluster platform for horizontal scaling of web applications.
EAC for Apache is a new application-clustering product, designed to provide best price/performance Lintel (Linux/Intel) -based cluster platform for horizontal scaling of web applications.