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What Server Specs Must be Noted Before Development

Hi:

Before embarking on a software development process, what hardware considerations must be taken?

-CPU Speed
-RAM
-Load Balancers
-Concurrent Processes Available for Database Connection
-Hard Drive Size
-Protocols used internally

We just had a case of software - hardware misunderstanding. A bunch of developers had gone ahead and developed an application on their development environment; everything was fine until they ported over to the production environment. The software was not designed for having a load balancer in front and it is too much of a resource hog to survive on one server.

Ram Dass
Monday, February 23, 2004

Did the developers not stress test it?  What I'm getting at is if it's too thick to survive on one server, how did it work in the developer's environment if they didn't design it w/ load balancing in mind?

... or maybe it didn't work.  Compiles therefore ship it.

Elephant
Monday, February 23, 2004

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