Scalability lessons from "Second Life"

02/2/2010 | Ars Technica

Startups that encounter success often find that scaling their systems to accommodate many users becomes a challenge, Linden Lab veteran Ian Wilkes writes. "[H]ow do you get from here (a simple system on a commodity stack) to there (a robust system which can be confidently expanded to meet any level of demand)?" Wilkes writes. His answer is a combination of database design, hardware choices and a tech team that is properly trained.

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