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Cloud Elasticity vs. Scalability - Which is Best for You?

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Mar 15

Posted March 16, 2015 by Tim Pat Dufficy

Everywhere you look these days cloud vendors are promoting elasticity, but what is it and can you benefit from it?

Elasticity is the latest innovation in cloud computing and, helped along by the marketing of several giant Public Cloud vendors, it's whipping up quite a storm

In an elastic cloud, the application is able to monitor changes in the demand for resources, like bandwidth, connections, compute, RAM and storage, in real-time. It can then autonomously add or remove resources to the system to cope with that changing demand, all without human intervention. This is theoretically ideal for applications with variable, spikey or unpredictable demand

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