Combination of horizontal and vertical clusters

Most large-scale portal sites incorporate a combination of horizontal and vertical clustering to take full advantage of the resources of a single machine before scaling outward to additional machines.

Parent topic:

Server topologies

Related concepts

Single-server topology
Stand-alone server topology
Horizontal cluster topology
Vertical cluster topology
Multiple clusters
Single-server topology for Web Content Management
Dual-server configuration for Web Content Management
Staging-server topology for Web Content Management