When your servers have been pushed to their limits, what options will you consider to increase their capacity? To handle more traffic, you can always add more RAM or a bigger processor, but this vertical scaling method can still restrict future growth. Including a plan for horizontal scaling as part of your IT Infrastructure could provide a better long-term solution.

Watch as Internap’s Hosting Evangelist, Andrew Boring, draws some original artwork to demonstrate the benefits of horizontal scaling.

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