Yahoo runs a “private cloud” of 400,000 servers. “Real-time” elasticity is the goal. What is elasticity – ability to dynamically provision computing resources to meet a business need.
The pants metaphor: Traditional approach to deal with expanding services…change the pants or loosen the belt buckle. But with maternity pants they expand to accomodate the growth on demand.
Yahoo! Cloud supports 600M+ users, 200PB of data, 100Bn events per day.
Spin up time for traffic spikes is a major problem, load shedding is the only current option. Turn off things that aren’t critical to accomodate the load.
What kind of pants are you wearing?