What is Cloud Computing Part 6 – Scale on Demand Architecture

We continue our discussion of Cloud Computing by taking a look at one of its more universally accepted benefits—scale on demand architecture. Much of the conversation about this aspect of cloud computing focuses on the advantages for application development and hosted applications (if this seems like a theme, that’s because it is). The following article offers a great contrast between application development in a cloud environment and building a traditional on-premises environment for developers to use.

The True Cost of Cloud Computing – a Comparison of Two Development Teams

As the article points out, the ability to size the cloud environment dynamically based on increased or decreased demand (sometimes referred to as auto-scaling) is a huge win in terms of capital and operational cost.

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