OutSystems for scalability

The OutSystems platform is designed for scalability, fully adjustable to the specific requirements of customers. As customer applications grow, whether in number of users, transactions, or volumes of data, to name a few, the platform easily handles the increased loads and demands. The OutSystems architecture supports vertical scalability (increasing the compute capacity of a single component, such as a server) and horizontal scalability (adding more components to distribute the load). As a result, customer applications can scale with virtually no restrictions.

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From a scalability standpoint, OutSystems provides you a significant set of advantages compared to other software development options as follows:

Seamless growth

Simple departmental applications built with OutSystems can easily grow into large internet-wide deployments supporting millions of users without additional development effort. This allows you to start small and expand applications as needed without major disruptions or costly redevelopment.

Rigorous load balancing

The OutSystems distributed architecture supports load balancing to ensure incoming requests are evenly distributed across multiple servers, preventing any single server from becoming overloaded. This added redundancy enables the scalability needed for consistent performance and responsiveness, no matter how much your application grows.

High fault tolerance

To ensure constraint-free scalability, OutSystems is designed to eliminate single points of failure in the hosting environment. In case of a server or component failure, the system continues to function seamlessly, minimizing the risk of service disruptions.

Easy configuration

Adding more resources to support application growth is a straightforward process with OutSystems. This ease of configuration allows IT teams to quickly adapt to changing demands without complex procedures, specific software development, or extensive downtime.