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Feb 12, 2013 | Reading time: 0 Minutes

The difference between vertical and horizontal scaling

Laura Vietmeyer, Managing Editor

When your servers have been pushed to their limits, what options will you consider to increase their capacity? To handle more traffic, you can always add more RAM or a bigger processor, but this vertical scaling method can still restrict future growth. Including a plan for horizontal scaling as part of your IT Infrastructure could provide a better long-term solution.

Watch as Internap’s Hosting Evangelist, Andrew Boring, draws some original artwork to demonstrate the benefits of horizontal scaling.

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