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Chapter 3. Scaling with ColdFusion MX 7 > The Importance of Scaling

The Importance of Scaling

One way to define scaling is as “the ability to enlarge or reduce a design.” In the computer science world, scaling applies generally to growing an application to handle more traffic, tasks, and transactions—but that is not the only definition. For this reason, we're going to focus on the issue of scaling as the ability to grow your ColdFusion application to handle a larger load, process more transactions, and work more easily overall.

Generally, when you look at scaling ColdFusion applications, there are several distinct areas to consider. These areas are:


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