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Cloud Development and Deployment with CloudBees by Nicolas De loof

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Chapter 6. Running Your Applications

In the previous chapter, we set up Jenkins to deploy our application for various development and production scenarios. Let's now get deeper into the RUN@cloud platform and its features.

Scalability

Talking about Cloud to host your application, we're comparing to classic hardware. Such servers are large memory—high-CPU computers in a self-hosted datacenter. Many applications, even the high-load ones, running in such a context are monolithic, single-server applications. The Cloud is based on smaller low-cost machines, which are available by dozen when necessary.

Vertical scalability is the option to scale up the application to a larger server when it requires more resources. This makes sense in the Cloud context ...

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