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Out is the new Up in Network Design

by Jeff Sejourne on ‎11-24-2013 08:36 AM - last edited on ‎10-23-2014 03:18 PM by (4,466 Views)

Scaling up vs. Scaling out:  for years, IT architects have been debating the respective merits of big box vs. multi-box solutions to achieve scalability.  Big box solutions can be simpler to deploy and manage but they are typically more expensive to acquire and offer limited upgradability and future proofing.  With the recent success of cloud computing, the question has been settled for compute and storage: only distributed multi-box architectures can achieve the level of scalability and availability required for cloud based applications.