What is “Cloud Scale” and why does it matter?
Cloud scale means not treating the cloud as another remote data center. It’s moving from just hosting applications in the cloud — to designing applications and engineering the underlying infrastructure to embrace elasticity and scalability. There are limited cost savings and performance benefits unless these capabilities are built inherently into the infrastructure.
According to Wes Coffay, Technical Lead of STS’s Innovation Hub, there are 3 design principles critical to achieving Cloud Scale.