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Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Patterns by Dan Rosanova

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Scalability in BizTalk Server

According to Wikipedia, "scalability is the ability of a system, network, or process to handle growing amounts of work in a graceful manner, or its ability to be enlarged to accommodate that growth". There are generally two types of scalabilities in the computer world: scale up, which means moving to a larger and more powerful server, and scaling out; which means adding more servers. For most software, scaling up is the simpler or even the only path. BizTalk is fundamentally designed to scale out with no changes needing to be made for the software running a solution. As we move further into the era of multicore processors, we are actually blurring this distinction and shifting more to the scale out model, even when ...

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