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The DevOps 2.0 Toolkit by Viktor Farcic

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Chapter 14. Clustering and Scaling Services

 

Organizations which design systems ... are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations.

 
 --M. Conway

Many will tell you that they have a scalable system. After all, scaling is easy. Buy a server, install WebLogic (or whichever other monster application server you're using) and deploy your applications. Then wait for a few weeks until you discover that everything is so fast that you can click a button, have some coffee, and, by the time you get back to your desk, the result will be waiting for you. What do you do? You scale. You buy few more servers, install your monster applications servers and deploy your monster applications on top of them. ...

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