Fra Thick vs thin clients:

There’s a multitude of things you could do:

  • Upgrade the computer with more memory, faster CPUs

  • Duplicate the server you’ve got, and put a load-balancer in front of the two machines, to distribute the load

  • Put the database on a separate server

Now I’m not suggesting any of those are a good place to start, they are simply some of the options in the big ocean of options before you.

Pop quiz: What do these solutions have in common?

Answer: they involve throwing more hardware on the problem, hoping it would go away.