Three Levels of Elasticity for Cloud Computing Expand Provider Options

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Summary

Scaling capacity up and down for a cloud service is commonly called elasticity. However, the concept is more complex to implement than to describe. We examine the issues.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • The Problems of Elasticity
    • Elasticity at Three Distinct Levels
      • System Infrastructure Elasticity (SIE) — For Example, Enomaly and Amazon.com
      • Software Infrastructure Elasticity — For example, Elastra, Force.com and Microsoft
      • Application Elasticity
    • Benefits of Elasticity
    • Bottom Line
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