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Practical Microsoft Azure IaaS: Migrating and Building Scalable and Secure Cloud Solutions by Shijimol Ambi Karthikeyan

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© Shijimol Ambi Karthikeyan 2018
Shijimol Ambi KarthikeyanPractical Microsoft Azure IaaShttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3763-2_4

4. Implement Scalable Infrastructure in Azure

Shijimol Ambi Karthikeyan1 
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
 

One of the key highlights of a cloud environment is the ability to scale resources on a demand basis and pay only for what is being used. This chapter focuses on the design considerations and configuration options to scale up or scale out environments hosted in Azure.

Scale up vs. Scale Out

Vertical scaling, or scale up, is the scenario in which the compute capacity of VMs is increased by switching the instance SKUs to a higher spec version when there is a surge in resource utilization (for example, during peak hours). ...

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