Cloud is everywhere. Everybody is talking about cloud computing. Some are talking about benefits and some are reiterating security concerns. But the truth is that we are finding it hard to ignore cloud. We just cannot resist it. In fact, if you are not a cloud user today, you will be one tomorrow. You will be using cloud hosting services. There are far too many lucrative benefits to cloud to let go of it.
Until recently the world of IT was going gaga over public cloud computing. The IT guys were blindsided by the possibilities the public clouds offered. But in 2010, when some of the IT directors blew the whistle on security concerns of public clouds, the focus shifted to private clouds. And now we have something called ‘cloudburst’ staring right at us.
But what is a cloudburst? Cloudburst is a strategy wherein the enterprises when they run out of capacity on their internal cloud resources pass on the additional workload to the external resources. This ‘bursting’ of additional workload from internal to external resources is called cloudburst.