Rapid elasticity allows you to scale up or down as needed. For example, if you have an application that sees a lot of usage at the end of the month, but very little activity in the beginning of the month, you can apply rapid elasticity and allocate more resources at the end of the month. This is invisible to the end user.
4.1 Rapid Elasticity
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