Definitions Edit

Cloud computing Edit

Rapid elasticity refers to

[c]apabilities [that] can be rapidly and elastically provisioned, in some cases automatically, to quickly scale out, and rapidly released to quickly scale in. To the consumer, the capabilities available for provisioning often appear to be unlimited and can be purchased in any quantity at any time.[1]

General Edit

Rapid elasticity "refers to the ability to vary resources commensurate with demand."[2]

References Edit

  1. NSTAC Report to the President on Cloud Computing, at C-5.
  2. Information Technology Reform: Progress Made but Future Cloud Computing Efforts Should be Better Planned, at 3 n.5.

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