Today, most online applications are hosted in cloud systems. Unlike traditional dedicated servers, cloud systems offer users the ability to quickly scale up or down CPU, memory, disk space or bandwidth on the go.
Users love the ability to pay for just enough resources that they need, thereby maximizing their value for money. So, it is no surprise that all cloud providers keep easy scaling as a central feature of their service offering.
In a previous post, we covered how oVirt (open virtualization) can be used to build a high ROI cloud hosting solution. Today, we’ll go a bit further into how cloud scaling works in oVirt, and how a cloud provider can deliver fast resource scaling using oVirt. (more…)