Is Cloud Planning Dead In The Cloud Era?
Most of us think of the cloud as the end of capacity planning. Why do we need the cloud if capacity is practically infinite, provided that our applications are built correctly? As more users come in and/or more capacity is required, we can spin up more capacity -- both bandwidth and compute. We have the same attitude towards hybrid cloud environments. At peak times, we can spill into the cloud.
The automation provided systems such as Ubernetes will do wonders for our systems availability, and in a perfect world, it will save us money as we won’t have to over-provision capacity to meet peak demand. Given this capacity cornucopia and smart automation, why do we need capacity management, let alone in real time?