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Cash for Clunkers should be a case study for cloud computing


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Apr 10, 2009
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Cash for clunkers program has been a nightmare for dealers to register and process vehicle sales transactions. This type of situation is a perfect example of where cloud computing makes a lot of sense and would be a perfect case study of what could have been done.

This website will be very heavily used, but only used for a few weeks. Instead of spending a ton of money on building out servers to support the large volume for a few weeks, it would make a lot more sense to host the website on a cloud computing vendor's system that can very easily scale to any size and the price of it scales with the traffic.

Cloud computing is new and most IT managers and developers haven't explored its benefits. Web applications that are only needed for a short time with high usage are great candidates for cloud computing.
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