Tue 22 January 2019
It’s 2019. How much RAM do you need?
For a desktop or laptop, it’s fairly easy: everyone needs 8GB to get general work done. 16GB is suitable for people who are doing heftier work, and people who need 32GB or more always have a specific reason that they can articulate and justify.
Servers are different. Servers can be scaled vertically (made or purchased in heftier configurations) for a ways, but nearly always you will have a reason to scale horizontally (more machines of the same calibre) – high availability, or recovery from disaster, or workloads that are cost-effective to …