elastic computing

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elastic computing

Activating computer resources either automatically or with limited effort to meet changing workloads. The term generally refers to a cloud computing infrastructure that adjusts (scales) to the demand by adding or removing instances of virtual machines. See scale, cloud computing and virtual machine.
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Opera announced today the availability of two important new Network Function Virtualization (NFV) features: containers and cloud elasticity.
The other key components of this breakthrough service are worry-free system management, rapid deployment, Cloud elasticity, scalability and soon, a robust application-programming interface (API).
SkySafe is unique in extending cloud elasticity to the platform layer and I expect this offering to be compelling to organizations looking to build applications in the cloud.
Partners and customers can leverage this type of pay-as-you-go pricing to optimize cloud elasticity and reduce barriers to entry.
The devices bring SSD performance and cloud elasticity to Microsoft environments with an application-optimization plug-in architecture.
On-Demand Desktops - Enables enterprise customers to deliver complete Windows virtual desktops from the cloud, combining the cost and manageability benefits of desktop virtualization with cloud elasticity and capacity-on-demand.
Based on the award-winning vSMP Foundation technology, vSMP Foundation for Cloud enables the provisioning and re-provisioning of large virtual-machine resources within existing cloud infrastructure - creating true cloud elasticity and drastically cutting costs.