February 28, 2003

Building Large-Scale Systems

Craig Andera posts an interesting article on "Five Important Design Considerations for Large Scale Systems" [my emphasis added]
Successfully designing a large scale system is difficult, despite the promises to the contrary by development tool vendors. Building software that will execute correctly and consistently in a distributed environment where hundreds or even millions of requests need to be serviced on a daily basis is no small task. While there is nothing that will guarantee success, designers that remember to design for scalability, availability, manageability, security, and to use proper development practices will greatly decrease the chance of project failure.
Entry categories: Architecture
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