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Do you know when to scale out your servers and when to keep it as a standalone server?

Created on 03 Sep 2014 | Last updated by Tiago Araujo on 03 Sep 2014 07:34 PM (over 6 years ago)

You should use virtualized standalone servers because:

  • If one server goes down it does not affect other servers (e.g. a centralized SQL server fails and brings down: CRM, TFS, Reports, Web Server)
  • You can just copy the VPC to another computer and it just works, no need to worry about reconfiguring the SQL connection string or web services
  • You can just backup the VPC

However, you should scale out your servers if:

  • You want the best performance (e.g. A different server for SQL backend and Web frontend)
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