[jadmin] Scalability - Commercial solution the only way (?)

Williams, Kevin C kevin.c.williams3 at boeing.com
Mon Oct 10 18:51:43 CDT 2005

I believe google is using jabberd 1.4 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paolo Perazzo [mailto:paolo_perazzo at hotmail.com] 
> Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 4:48 PM
> To: jadmin at jabber.org
> Subject: [jadmin] Scalability - Commercial solution the only way (?)
> Thanks all for the interesting debate on the server options. 
> I thought it would have been good to create a new thread for 
> this topic even if kinda related to the previous. Reading 
> around, my understanding is that if you wanna have a very 
> scalable solution, MSN, Yahoo, AIM like to support millions 
> of users, the only solution today is going through a 
> commercial solution. Ejabberd seems to be the closest open 
> source solution, but still not ready for that probably 
> (again, correct me if i'm wrong)
> - Do you have any suggestion for commercial solutions that 
> can scale that much?
> - Do you know btw what google talk is based on? They talk 
> about jabber server, but it might be a generic term
> - Beside "Jabber Server Farming How-To", 
> http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-HOWTO/Jabber-Server-Farming-HOW
> TO.html, is there any effort in the open source community to 
> design a scalable solution, in terms of software and hardware 
> architecture. Is the effort big or it's just a matter of 
> replicating the servers on multiple machine, have some load 
> balancing and virtual server functionality in front of it (I know i'm
> simplifying) or it's something more complicated? What are the 
> pieces that are missing today? I think this would be a very 
> interesting task, from an architectural and design perspective.
> - Do we know how the big guys are implementing their scalable 
> solutions?
> thanks all,
> Paolo
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