Did your cloud application, retail or not, make it through Cyber Monday? Most did fine, but some found that a lack of architecture and the lack of enabling technology led to some stressful hours.

Today, cloud-based applications that had had as many as 10,000 users a day are now up to 50,000 users a day—and are going quickly to 100,000 and more. While the configuration, application platform, and databases do okay with the lighter-weight usage, scaling is a question that most cloud-using enterprises have not been able to answer until the users showed up in droves. In other words, they have no idea if their cloud applications will scale or not.

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If this is you, you’re not alone. Here is some practical advice to relieve that anxiety better than Prozac.

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