Upgrading, upgrade, is the quantitative or qualitative extension of an existing installation, device, network, system or software
. The upgrade can, for example, be the connection of further peripheral devices or conversion measures that make an existing system
faster or more powerful, for example.It can be, as in the case of Ethernet
, the upgrading ofone version to a faster one.
If it is a matter of upgrading computers, servers or network components, one speaks of scale-up.