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itguy05

join:2005-06-17
Carlisle, PA

All roads lead to Silverlight Debacle

Funny, a site relying on proprietary Microsoft technology (Silverlight) bombing under load.... Who would have thunk?

Hint to NBC - Microsoft does not make reliable software. Nor do they make software that scales well....

raythompsontn

join:2001-01-11
Oliver Springs, TN
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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.

itguy05

join:2005-06-17
Carlisle, PA
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.