said by raythompsontn: said by itguy05:
Nor do they make software that scales well....
Really? Ever heard of Server 2008 DataCenter edition? How about Exchange Server? Perhaps SQL Server with a multi-terrabyte database with replication?
I doubt it was Silverlight as the scaling on your desktop is not an issue.
Exchange Server is a huge POS for mail. When you scale it you need huge amounts of servers, storage, and it's extremely complicated. And since mail is all stored in a database restoring mail is a pain, as is corruption.
Ask the London Stock Exchange about their failed SQL server attempt (»blogs.computerworld.com/london_s···platform
). Hint: It didn't perform or scale well.
It probably wasn't the Silverlight on the desktop that was the issue. Rather the required Windows infrastructure on the backend had a hard time coping.
Microsoft knows the low-mid end very well. But they know little about scaling. Their answer is always: Throw more servers at it.