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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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This is made possible through Moab's elastic computing, advanced policies and accounting features.
With online provisioning, management and elastic computing choices now available, it will enhance our ability to provide solutions to business needs almost real-time without incurring capital expenditure and enable optimal utilization of resources.
0 offers the ability to run on almost any infrastructure as a service (IS) cloud, including SUSE Cloud and other OpenStack-based offerings, VMware, Eucalyptus, and Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2).
Even with the elastic computing the cloud provides, Syntergy is the only vendor to offer failover or replication across the available cloud data centers," said David Seaman, VP of SharePoint Technologies, Syntergy.
According to Chunghwa Telecom, Spirent's security solutions enable it to ensure that its cloud platform is reliably delivering the business benefits of elastic computing.
Service providers that 'get it' are embracing software defined networking, network functions virtualization, and elastic computing platforms to deliver the programmable network as a service," adds Gleave.
Strong middleware like distributed data grid software will greatly enhance the ability of cloud-based applications to reap the benefits of elastic computing.
Morphlabs is the first company to support hourly Zend Server pricing in an ECA-compliant public or private cloud, providing a comprehensive solution for elastic computing in mission-critical applications.