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scalable

Expandable. Referring to hardware or software, the term is a popular buzzword in the IT world. A "highly scalable" device or application implies that it can handle a large increase in users, workload or transactions without undue strain.

There May Be a Price
Scalable does not always mean that expansion is free. Extra-cost hardware or software may indeed be required to handle more work. Nevertheless, scalability is a positive feature of a product that is sold to fast-growing companies, because it implies that growth can be accommodated without having to make major changes or learn new procedures. See scale.
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In order to serve the needs of growing cluster computer installations, such storage needs to be scalable (both in capacity and in bandwidth) in order to balance activity across storage system components and ensure adequate performance.
The scalable and modular design of RGB's Universal Scalable Modulator enables service providers to minimize the cost of introducing new services and allows them to benefit from a "pay-as-you-grow" model, through which additional QAM channels can be licensed and added when needed to meet the requirements of expanding digital video service deployments without the need for complete hardware replacements.
Neither SAN nor NAS architectures support the aggressive concurrency and per-client throughput requirements of scalable cluster computing applications.
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The scalable HBA architecture not only encompasses investment protection with full backward compatibility with the installed base of 1Gb and 2Gb equipment, it offers forward compatibility by providing a common platform for 4Gb and then 10Gb products by incorporating a 10Gb Fibre Channel Attachment Unit interface (XAUI).
Topic: Highly Performing and Scalable File Serving Solutions for Unstructured Digital Content
There are two considerations with transaction cost in a scalable system.
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Our expanded portfolio of regulatory compliance services demonstrates Scalable's continued dedication to becoming the leader in IT compliance management solutions," said Chrisan Herrod, vice president of compliance solutions for Scalable.
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