Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Gartner Includes Enomaly in New Cloud Reports

We seem to be on roll lately at Enomaly. I'm happy to announce that Enomaly has been included in two new Gartner reports on Cloud Computing. I'd like to personally thank Daryl Plummer at Gartner for the honor of including our Elastic Computing Platform as an example.

I found the report on Cloud 'Capacity Overdraft' particularly interesting. In the report Plummer does a great job of outlining the benefits of one of the key value propositions of cloud computing -- the ability to increase or decrease service capacity on demand and to pay for only what you use. This is commonly referred to as "cloud service elasticity." Along with that idea is a complementary idea called "capacity overdrafting" or "cloudbursting". It is the ability to automatically get more capacity from a different cloud infrastructure when the primary cloud infrastructure is overloaded.

Below are links to the reports, which you need to be customer of Gartner in order to download.

Anatomy of a Cloud 'Capacity Overdraft': One Way Elasticity Happens
14 May , by Daryl C. Plummer

"Cloudbursting" (capacity overdrafting) is automatically adding and subtracting compute capacity on demand to handle workloads in the cloud. We examine one way this technology works, and its implications.

Three Levels of Elasticity for Cloud Computing Expand Provider Options
13 May 2009, Daryl C. Plummer & David Mitchell Smith

Scaling capacity up and down for a cloud service is commonly called elasticity. However, the concept is more complex to implement than to describe. We examine the issues.

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