Aspect Cloud Scalability Cloud Elasticity
Definition Adjusting the size of the cloud environment by adding or removing nodes and servers to manage increased workloads. Modifying resources to suit varying workload demands.
Focus Adds or removes hardware and software incrementally to the overall cloud configuration Increases or decreases computing power within servers
Scope Expands cloud environment over time without downtime or performance degradation Limited to existing servers, maintaining the same size
Time Handles foreseen changes, preparing for increased future usage Handles sudden or unexpected workload changes
Commitment Requires pre-planning for long-term growth On-demand availability without prior planning
Cost Efficiency Optimizes for cost-effective resource use over time Prioritizes the ability to maintain performance under variable loads