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rightsizing

Rightsizing describes strategies for the realization of demand-oriented system relationships without giving preference to specific platforms

. In contrast

todownsizing

, which aims at a complete replacement of mainframe technology, rightsizing establishes cooperative relationships between different computing platforms.With rightsizing, networks, servers and clients

can beadapted to the needs and applications

.

For example, the servers of a client-server architecture or in server-based computing can be designed to be scalable and expand with the number of clients, as in blade servers. The clients and thin

clientscan be ultra-thin clients, thin clients, or personal computers

, depending on the application. Upsizing is considered a variant.

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Englisch: rightsizing
Updated at: 15.02.2006
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