In my first post of this series, I looked at the provisioning experience of five leading cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers. No two were alike, as each offered a unique take.
Elasticity is an oft-cited reason for using the cloud, so scalability is a key way to assess the suitability of a given cloud to your workloads. Like before, I’ll assess Google Compute Engine, Microsoft Azure, AWS, CenturyLink Cloud, and Digital Ocean. Each cloud will be evaluated based on the ability to scale vertically (i.e. add/remove instance capacity) and horizontally (i.e. add/remove instances) either manually or automatically.
Let’s get going in alphabetical order.
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