• Liliana Medina

Scalability in the Cloud and the benefits it brings to your business

Scalability in the Cloud and the benefits it brings to your business

Have you considered the possibility that your business is not fast and efficient enough to cope with growth?


Very surely this is one of the biggest concerns when having a company or business, we always want to have the best product or provide the best service and be at the forefront of the needs of our customers. It is important that you know that having virtual systems that operate with models in the cloud will help you to meet your company's growing storage needs and gain a competitive advantage.


Companies constantly generate data and there are seasons when it is necessary to have extra storage and infrastructure. For this reason, it is important that servers are always available and capable of scaling as required.


Therefore, when building your IT infrastructure, it is recommended to consider Scalability not as an additional resource, but as a necessity. This way, the company can expand its capacity and work without being exposed to downtime or expensive upgrades.


So, to be clearer, scalability expands or shrinks data storage capacity to meet growing business demands; meaning that scaling in the cloud provides the best time and money flexibility experience for your business. When business demands increase, you can easily add nodes to increase your storage space, or you can increase the number of servers. When the increase in demand is reduced, you can go back to your original settings.


But what are the top benefits of cloud scalability for businesses?


• Facilitates performance, so you have the ability to handle the bursts of traffic and heavy workloads that will come with business growth.


• You can allow your business to grow without making costly changes to your current configuration. This reduces the cost implications of storage growth, making scalability in the cloud very cost-effective.


• Scaling up or out in the cloud is simpler; you can order additional VMs (virtual machines) with just a few clicks, and once payment is processed, additional resources are available without delay.


• Scalability ensures that as your business continues to grow, your cloud storage space grows as well. Scalable cloud computing systems adapt to your data growth requirements. With scalability, you don't have to worry about additional capacity needs.

As you can see, cloud platforms offer many benefits and one of the most important is scalability, but take things step by step. We are going to take into account the types of scalability in the Cloud:


1. Vertical Scaling: It is an attempt to increase the capacity of a single machine already exists, adding more processing power by adding more storage, more memory.

2. Horizontal Scaling: It is basically the addition of more machines or the configuration of a cluster or a distributed environment for your software system.


So then, the important thing here is to understand the differences between these 2 scaling approaches, identify what suits our requirements, and see if the application really fits the model we choose.


Consequently, you must first identify your goals, see if the requirements can be met by increasing the capacity or adjusting the characteristics of a single machine. If not, go for the scale-out approach or a combination of both.


Ultimately, scalability is inherent in Cloud Computing technology. At Teracloud we offer cloud solutions adapted to each business, taking into account the requirements of each company. We make Scaling simple with recommendations that allow you to optimize performance, costs, or balance between them. Your applications always have the right resources at the right time. Is your SaaS platform ready to scale to 1Millon users?




Liliana Medina

Community Manager

Teracloud




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