Jun 23

Scaling In The Cloud Using Spaces

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The rise of cloud computing is a perfect example that it is more economical to scale horizontally and let more machines work than vertically where we have one machine which becomes more and more powerful. But the question we have now is, how can we harness the power of horizontal scaling effectively? As we add more machines to do our bidding, we need a way to coordinate the activities among them and bring those discreet working entities to work concurrently, load balance the work among them, increase their throughput and make them achieve a common goal. We must also be able to take care of exceptional conditions when entities start going crazy or failing. Also important in Cloud’s context is tunable processing capacity. We must be able to scale up or scale down dynamically according to our needs. Continue reading »

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