Cloud Blog Series #3: Scalability Builds an Elastic Foundation for Growth

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In some ways, scalability is like a trampoline, while building out capacity for growth through traditional methods is like a concrete foundation.

In the cloud, server capacity can be added in minutes. It’s as simple as using machine images, or templates, so a new app server can be up and running in the mix in mere moments. The process can even be automated. It makes capacity planning and forecasting far more fluid; we can react to customer needs immediately. We can even add new data centers around the world to serve the legal and security needs of customers who need to store data locally, whether they’re based in Sacramento, California or Sydney, Australia.

The Innotas project and application management software solutions, hosted in the cloud, work the same way. When project managers need more power for a full plate of projects, the capacity is there; when the pipeline shrinks, the platform easily adapts.

So like a strong yet resilient trampoline, the cloud allows us to build and forecast based on a responsive foundation that springs back according to our and our customers’ needs at the time. When the extra capacity isn’t needed, it simply returns to its previous state. Contrast that with a traditional data center build-out, or static software solution, that acts more like a concrete building foundation. Certainly, if you want to build on it, it’s there—but if it’s time to scale back, it’s there just the same, costing you time and money.

The scalability of the cloud enables our customers to track the pulse of their IT projects and applications with greater visibility than ever. See how Cloud PPM gives The Weather Company visibility & transparency across the entire portfolio.  Now, that same flexibility is allowing Innotas to dream big about how we can help our customers be project and application management heroes.

 

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