Scalability


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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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Network based appliances and array-based block storage virtualization solutions are also in-band solutions that suffer the same performance scalability and data integrity risks as those built on industry-standard servers.
The scalability testing used a single hardware environment, specifically the Unisys ES7000 server with Microsoft(R) SQL Server 2000 and Microsoft(R) Datacenter Server 2003.
The server also will feature the latest server technology innovations provided in upcoming Intel Xeon processors including the Intel NetBurst micro-architecture and Hyper-Threading technology to support large server workloads, resulting in improved scalability, increased transaction rates, faster response times and support for greater numbers of users.
Our customers require a high level of scalability and resiliency to build networks that can expand as new applications are added while maintaining predictable performance," said Sachi Sambandan, vice president of engineering at Force10 Networks.
One new tactic being taken is to implement multiple servers (usually between 3 to 10) in order to improve performance and scalability, with the goal of introducing parallelism into the NAS file-serving process by having lots of CPUs working together on the problem.
Giganet's products provide the industry's highest performance data center communications and enable the creation of plug-and-playVI-based networks - from two-to-hundreds of endpoints - that deliver on-demand scalability and unmatched availability in support of mission-critical enterprise and Internet applications.
As our customers and partners adopt Software-as-a-Service and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) strategies, the need for high availability and scalability becomes crucial," said Betty Zakheim, director of Product Marketing at Progress Software.
Serial-Attached SCSI is the logical evolution of Parallel SCSI that satisfies the data center requirement of scalability, performance, reliability, and manageability, while leveraging a common electrical and physical connection interface from Serial ATA.
The latest version of OpenSplice provides superior performance and scalability when it really matters.
Why is scalability becoming so important, especially in the e-commerce world?
today announced the results of load and scalability testing conducted in Sun Microsystems' Benchmark Centers.
For larger clusters and grids, as the environment scales, reliability, scalability and performance become increasingly important.