Mention what is the difference between elasticity and scalability in cloud computing?

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Scott
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:49 pm

Scalability is a characteristics of cloud computing through which increasing workload can be handled by increasing in proportion the amount of resource capacity. Whereas, elasticity, is being one of the characteristics that highlights the concept of commissioning and decommissioning of a large amount of resource capacity.
manoharparakh
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Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:25 pm

Cloud Elasticity is a tactical resource allocation operation. It provides the necessary resources required for the current task and handles varying loads for short periods. For example, running a sentiment analysis algorithm, doing database backups or just taking on user traffic surges on a website.

Cloud Scalability is a strategic resource allocation operation. Scalability handles the increase and decrease of resources according to the system's workload demands.
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