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Web Innovation 2007: Scaling Web Applications

On scaling Web Applications (heard in a few sessions):

  • Failures cannot be avoided
  • Functionality and features alone will not work
  • Difficult to get people with end-to-end knowledge
  • None of the elements can be ignored
  • Many players will be involved
  • Each layer should be able to scale independently
  • Scale out – not scale up
  • Build reliability through duplication
  • Build performance through load spreading
  • Pay attention to “storage scaling”