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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In addition, cloud elasticity means virtual machines are quickly spun up and down, making traditional vulnerability scanning insufficient as the environment may change significantly between scans.
Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Dion Olsthoorn, Senior Software Engineer, Wolters Kluwer Global Platform Office, shared with Lucene/Solr Revolution Conference 2016 attendees how virtualization, cloud elasticity and an innovative queuing system enabled millions of documents to be loaded and indexed in SolrCloud in a matter of hours.
Opera announced today the availability of two important new Network Function Virtualization (NFV) features: containers and cloud elasticity.