The shift to cloud computing is driven by many factors, but the economics of the cloud are at the top of the list. Having access to virtually limitless compute resources that are accessible on-demand and at consumption-based pricing is turning computing into a utility, just like we consume electricity.
The economics of cloud computing turns a fixed resource into a scalable resource because compute power is not only readily available, but there is no additional cost. If it would take a fixed server 100 hours to complete a task, then cloud computing can do the same by apportioning 100 servers for just one hour. The new "serverless" concept is taking it even further by charging users 100-millisecond increments.
Download this whitepaper to learn more about:
- Utility Models
- The Evolution of Computing Economics
- A Comparison of Cloud Models for SaaS
- The Episodic Nature of E-Discovery
- The Concept of Scale-to-Zero