Have you found yourself seeking additional computing resources to quickly handle surges in your workload? Rapid elasticity in cloud computing provides a cost-efficient way to scale your resources with the dexterity traditional IT lacks.
Rapid elasticity in cloud computing refers to the cloud’s capability to scale quickly to meet demand. Consumers benefit from rapid elasticity because they can expand or reduce their resources how and when they would like.
Rapid elasticity is one of the five essential characteristics of cloud computing, along with on-demand self-service, broad network access, resource pooling, and measured service.
Cloud providers with elastic environments allow customers to use more resources as they need them or decommission the resources they no longer require. Rapid elasticity in cloud computing happens quickly in real-time.
Public cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud support rapid elasticity in cloud computing.