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    What is the difference between scalability and elasticity?

    Please let me know if anyone knows it in detail the difference b/w scalability and elasticity in the term of cloud web hosting?

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    You can get more details about cloud hosting here.

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    Cloud elasticity and cloud scalability are both characteristics of cloud services, but support different goals.

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    Scalability and elasticity are two of the key features of a good cloud server hosting solution. They may appear to be similar but are quite different in the functions. Scalability means the ability to scale up or draw resources according to the changing demands of a business. They will be able to do it without having to make large and upfront investments in the infrastructure needed to meet the changing needs. Elasticity enables businesses to meet the variability in demand and helps it ride through the peaks and valleys without having to constantly make adjustments in the system.

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    These two characteristics of cloud services address two different timeframes in the lifecycle of a business. Cloud elasticity supports short-term, tactical needs, while cloud scalability supports long-term, strategic needs.

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    Often used interchangeably, scalability and elasticity are not quite the same when looking at cloud computing. Both refer to an environment’s adaptability – to be able to expand and contract as required. As workload volumes increase this requires allocating and adding resources, and detaching or reallocating resources as the demand goes down.

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    Versatility in cloud foundation includes empowering the hypervisor to make virtual machines or holders with the assets to take care of the continuous demand. Adaptability frequently is talked about at the application layer, highlighting ability of a framework, system or procedure to deal with a developing measure of work, or its capability to be amplified keeping in mind the end goal to oblige that development.
    There are two sorts of adaptability:
    The primary choice is Scale Vertically or Scale-Up – this sort of adaptability can work with any application to a certain point. In a flexible domain, scaling up would be proficient by moving the application to a greater virtual machine or by resizing the VM.
    The second choice is Scale Horizontally or Scale-out, by provisioning more examples of the application levels on extra virtual machines and after that isolating the heap between them.

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