Scaling Vertically vs Scaling Horizontally

Be smart or throw money at the problem

Martin Thoma
Mar 31 · 2 min read
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The beauty of software development is that almost arbitrary many can profit from a developer’s work. Web services such as Facebook or YouTube have several hundred developers, but hundreds of millions of users. However, having many users is not for free. The servers need to do more work. At some point, the machine you started…