AWS and Elasticity: Keeping Ahead of User Demand

David Clinton
Feb 24, 2017 · 7 min read
Figure 1. This is the kind of application infrastructure that you should be able to build using the core AWS services.
Figure 2. An illustration of how AWS data and security services work together to enable an EC2 instance, so it can deliver its application to customers.

Cloud Computing

Elasticity vs Scalability

Figure 3. Elasticity allows for systems to dynamically add or remove resources to meet changing demand.
Figure 4. Scalable software can be easily copied for use in multiple servers deployed in multiple network environments.

Practical applications

Automating High Availability

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