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“Cloud bursting,” streamlining, & preparing for huge demand

October 31st, 2011 No comments

“Cloud bursting” is a new term that describes leveraging compute resources external to an organization, when the demand is greater than the organization has capacity for.  Basically it is a process that provides additional resources that an organization doesn’t typically pay full price for the additional resources initially, but pay based on a consumption model when those additional resources are used.

Is IT the only organizational unit that does this?
Nope, not by far.  Scaling quickly during a time of increased demand isn’t really isolated to just infrastructure and technology units.  It has been around for a long time.  In fact this practice has been around a long time, longer than most IT departments have been around.

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