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

Paolo Perazzo paolo_perazzo at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 12 02:15:40 CDT 2005

>From: "Sander Devrieze" <s.devrieze at pandora.be>
>Reply-To: s.devrieze at pandora.be,Jabber server administration list 
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>To: "Jabber server administration list" <jadmin at jabber.org>
>Subject: Re: [jadmin] Scalability - Commercial solution the only way (?)
>Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 12:19:33 +0200 (CEST)
>On Di, oktober 11, 2005 01:48, Paolo Perazzo wrote:
> > Thanks all for the interesting debate on the server options. I thought 
> > 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 
> > not ready for that probably (again, correct me if i'm wrong)
>Why do you think that?
>Btw: Gizmo project is running ejabberd for its Jabber support.

cool, thanks for the info. That seems to be a pretty big project, and if 
they used ejabberd *as is* the scalability is pretty impressive!

> > - Do you know btw what google talk is based on? They talk about jabber
> > server, but it might be a generic term
>They built their own server.
> > - Beside "Jabber Server Farming How-To",
> > http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-HOWTO/Jabber-Server-Farming-HOWTO.html, 
> > 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 
> > 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 
> > are missing today? I think this would be a very interesting task, from 
> > architectural and design perspective.
>Load balancing can be done using SRV Records and/or you can use specific
>hardware to do that.

great info, thanks again!

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