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IBM Cloud Platform: Scale Up and Deploy as Your Business Grows

The word scalability in cloud gets used quite a bit these days, but what does this actually mean for your business? Scalability is the ability to turn up or turn down resources as your business requirements or workloads change, and very importantly without causing any deterioration in performance. IBM Cloud Platform has deployments that suit your requirements whether you are a small business that plans to scale or a large enterprise that needs additional resources.

Date: 31 July, 2018

The word scalability in cloud gets used quite a bit these days, but what does this actually mean for your business? Scalability is the ability to turn up or turn down resources as your business requirements or workloads change, and very importantly without causing any deterioration in performance. IBM Cloud Platform has deployments that suit your requirements whether you are a small business that plans to scale or a large enterprise that needs additional resources.

Have you experienced scalability challenges? e.g. a database needing additional resources to maintain performance at the required level in order to meet SLAs? It is very difficult for any IT Manager to predict growth rates, whether that be for applications or storage capacity. When capacity is reached this surely raises the question ‘how do we maintain performance while at the same time sustaining efficiency to scale’? This is a vicious circle so how do you break the cycle?

The benefits that scalable cloud creates for your business are incalculable. Having the ability to scale eliminates strain on your business while saving you money. So how do you benefit?

 

  • Stay Focused: You can stop worrying about scaling the environment – this will be taken care of for you that will free up your time to focus on other priorities.

 

  • Cost Savings: You will only pay for what you need, when you need it. No longer will you have to pay for underutilized capacity.

 

  • Consistency: Maintain the best user experience possible, at all times.

 

In traditional on premises environments scale-up operations have been taking place for many years however, the major differentiator here between scaling up in an on-premise environment and scaling up in the cloud is the time taken which means it now takes minutes compared to weeks/months previously. This will remove the millstone from around your neck as you will no longer have to worry about how you will maintain efficiency to scale while simultaneously ensuring that performance is maintained. Let us show you how! For more information download:

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