Assignment 1 Application Scalability and Its Purpose In this assignment, you wi

Assignment 1: Application Scalability and Its Purpose
In this assignment, you will use your knowledge of scalability and your ability to communicate that knowledge to explain its meaning to an individual who does not understand it. Your explanation should take into account the meaning of scalability and diminishing returns, bottlenecks, and load balancing.
Your company has just completed a migration of its main application to the cloud. Your manager has received a report from the IT department stating that the application is experiencing a “bottleneck,” i.e., it cannot handle the current customer load and may not be scalable. The manager does not understand the report and has asked you for an explanation on what a bottleneck is, what the phrase “unable to handle the customer load” means, and what scalability is.
Explain scalability and its importance by providing an example. Explain how bottlenecks can be prevented by load balancing.
Compare and contrast vertical scaling and horizontal scaling.
Explain what scalability and diminishing returns mean.
Note: Your response should rely upon at least two sources from professional literature—articles from peer-reviewed journals and relevant textbooks. Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and use accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Submission Details:
By Saturday, April 1, 2017, in a minimum of 400 words, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, April 5, 2017, review and comment on at least two of your classmates’ responses. Consider the following in your response:
Provide a statement of clarification or a point of view with rationale.
Challenge a point of discussion or draw a relationship between one or more points of the discussion.
Discussion Grading Criteria and Rubric
All discussion assignments in this course will be graded using a rubric. This assignment is worth 40 points. Download the discussion rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.


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