NEO is dynamically configurable, no down time is required to performs all administrative operations like:
Adding new storage nodes when more space of performances are needed, the current partition table will be automatically updated and balanced. Replication processes will be triggered to initialise new nodes with objects that belongs to partitions assigned.
Dropping existing nodes in case of hardware failure or an under-expected load.
Changing replication rules like the number of object copies to improve reliability or reduce the required space.