Scalability - Scale Horizontally Vs. Vertically - Scale Vertically (scale Up)

Scale Vertically (scale Up)

To scale vertically (or scale up) means to add resources to a single node in a system, typically involving the addition of CPUs or memory to a single computer. Such vertical scaling of existing systems also enables them to use virtualization technology more effectively, as it provides more resources for the hosted set of operating system and application modules to share.

Taking advantage of such resources can also be called "scaling up", such as expanding the number of Apache daemon processes currently running.

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