Scaling down (was Re: Dealing with marketing types...)
Sun Jun 12 20:15:35 CEST 2005
aahz at pythoncraft.com (Aahz) writes:
> So what? I think you're missing the real point of the article: using
> LAMP scales *DOWN* in a way that enterprise systems don't. Getting your
> first prototype up and running is far more important than sheer
There comes a day when your first prototype can no longer handle the
traffic. The question then is how do you deal with that.
> and LAMP does have many mechanisms to obtain scalability when it's
LAMP seems to have no solution other than scaling (i.e. blowing more
money on hardware and colo space). One really gets the impression
that a more thoughtful design could handle the traffic without needing
to scale the hardware.
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