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n. ~ Use of additional public or private cloud services, resulting in a hybrid cloud, to augment existing services during start up or peak demand.


  • Bicer, Chiu, and Agrawal 2011 (†308 5): "[...] using a combination of compute resources from a local cluster and a cloud environment to perform Map-Reduce type processing on a data set that is geographically distributed." ¶ "For many organizations, one attractive use of cloud resources can be through what is being referred to as cloud bursting or the hybrid cloud. These are scenarios where an organization acquires and manages in-house resources to meet its base need, but can also harness additional resources from a cloud provider to maintain an acceptable response time during workload peaks." ¶ "[...] through cloud bursting, organizations can also avoid over-provisioning of base resources, while still providing users better response time." ¶ "Cloud bursting has so far been associated with the use of additional computing resources from a cloud provider for applications." (†286)
  • Furht and Escalante 2010 (†583 p.407): Using remote resources to handle peaks in demand for an application. (†1218)
  • Guiding the Enterprise (part 5) 2011 (†276 5. "Understanding the key terms . . ." ): Cloud bursting is an application deployment model in which an application runs in a private cloud or data center and bursts into a public cloud when the demand for computing capacity spikes. The advantage of such a hybrid cloud deployment is that an organization only pays for extra compute resources when they are needed. ¶Experts recommend cloud bursting for high performance, non-critical applications that handle non-sensitive information. (†238)