A company called Mashery, shared on a CloudCamp that they were able to build out their IT infrastructure up to 1000 machines without a single system administrator; the CEO indicated that they operated for two years on a total IT investment of less than US$100,000.
Sharethis, had been picked up by a very popular website and had to scale from 100 to 3500 machines in a single day . Using Amazon's EC2 service, that was achieved easily. The next day, when things had quieted down, they took down many of these instances. Total investment in meeting this transitory spike was less than $200.
The New York Times, needed to process 11 million articles; estimates outlined that hundreds of servers and about 4 Tb of storage would be necessary. With Amazon Web Services, with 100 EC2 instances and 4 terabytes of S3 storage.
The job was finished the next day with a total cost of $240.
IBM offers “Stream Computing” can analyze thousand of simultaneous data streams in real-time.
Offers: "The ability to manage and analyze incoming data in real time.
You can actually move your full IT infrastructure from one cloud provider to another in just 10 minutes, while cloning it to 3 more datacenters at the same time.
99.999999 Reliability at no cost.
The reliability of a system with n redundant components, each with reliability r, is 1-(1-r)n. So if the reliability of a single data center is 99 percent, two data centers provide four nines (99.99 percent) and three data centers provide six nines (99.9999 percent) and so on…
A few minutes downtime can cost your business as much as a year of IT budget.
Now you can have 3 extra cloud datacenters “on stand by” (zero costs).
You don’t have to put all your eggs just in one basket anymore.