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Fit to burst: A practitioner's guide to cloudbursting

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Executive Summary

Cloudbursting has frequently been misrepresented, with some believing that bursting can occur almost instantaneously in response to unanticipated outages or unforeseen peaks in demand. Among those who understand the not-insignificant timescales required to acquire and provision new compute capacity from a cloud provider, this has led to the broader concept being unfairly dismissed.

This Rackspace white paper demonstrates how a little planning, preparation, automation and monitoring is enough to ensure that your business can benefit from the reality of cloudbursting, saving yourself both pain and money, while delivering a better service to your customers.

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