In a corporation where compute utilization spikes several times a year, the Chief Information Officer (CIO)
has requested a cost-effective architecture to handle the variable capacity demand. Which of the following
characteristics BEST describes what the CIO has requested?
C. High availability
Elasticity is defined as “the degree to which a system is able to adapt to workload changes by provisioning and
de-provisioning resources in an autonomic manner, such that at each point in time the available resources
match the current demand as closely as possible”.