Should the Master or Worker be faster in Multiple Machine Deployment?

Discussion created by mattxkim on Nov 6, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 6, 2014 by wimdecorte

We have succesfully moved our Filemaker Server to Google Cloud Compute Engine! Our clients mainly use WebDirect to connect to our database, so a two machine deployment seems like the best solution. Should the worker machine be a faster machine or the master machine? Which machine should have the faster hard drive and which should have the higher RAM? It is expensive to run SSD on all the virtual machines so we would like to save money where we can. Any suggestions?