What You Should DoBy Sean Gallagher | Posted 2002-07-02 Email Print
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When to Ditch the Servers
How to know when to say "when" to adding more servers:
- Response times poor. And they don't improve with the addition of another server because of network bottlenecks.
- More hardware failures. They happen so frequently that users can't get access to applications.
- Inaccurate data. Different databases used by applications can't be synchronized fast enough or frequently enough
- Cost exceeds gain. Labor and software licenses for administration, security and monitoring cost more than you're making.