What is Horizontal Scaling?

August 1, 2022

Horizontal scalability (also known as scaling out) describes the process of adding new server nodes or machines into the infrastructure to meet demands. Unlike vertical scaling, which resizes current resources, scaling out meets IT needs by adding more nodes to the resource pool and distributing the workload.

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