How cloud scalability enabled 4 companies to meet shifting demands

With unprecedented circumstances comes unpredictable demand, changes in customer behavior, finding new ways of working, and the need to meet new demands. Companies that have adopted cloud computing and have a scalable architecture in place for their core business systems saw little disruption with COVID-19 despite this unanticipated change.

Scalability enables businesses to meet the needs of their customers seamlessly, even when a sudden change in capacity occurs. IT makes this level of scalability possible by creating an infrastructure that can adapt to a spike or drop in transactions.

Reopening your doors: What COVID-19 revealed about the need for scalable business operations

Just a few months ago at NRF 2020: Retail’s Big Show, I heard Ajay Banga, CEO and President of Mastercard say that humility must be at the heart of change and innovation. His statement gave me pause. It felt counterintuitive to the traditional view — that significant change or innovation stemmed primarily from intelligence, creativity, and experience — but it resonated with me. The truth is, so many challenges and opportunities arise from unexpected or unfamiliar situations where there isn’t an obvious solution.

What does scalability in cloud computing mean?

Since COVID-19 started, my wife and I switched to working remotely, with days filled with video conferences. The only way for my kid to connect to school and close friends is via the internet. At the end of the day, we are connected to the internet for news and entertainment as well. This is likely the same dynamic for others now as well. After some research, I found that my internet provider saw a surge in upstream (upload) traffic by 32% and downstream (download) traffic by 18%.

How integration can future-proof IT for disruption

What do manufacturing companies, healthcare providers, and fast food retailers have in common? They all need to access data to deliver on mission-critical and time-sensitive initiatives. Manufacturing companies need ERP data to make sure that the supply chain is on track, for example to stock up retailers. Hospitals need EHR data to more effectively triage patient requests for medical testing. Restaurants are entering a new ecosystem of food delivery applications and connecting their backend systems to these apps for data,

Introducing MuleSoft Blueprints: Scalability and Availability

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One of our New Year resolutions is to create more content around specific subject areas. The aim of MuleSoft Blueprints is to provide a complete guide on a specific topic in a way that can be easily read and kept for reference.

To get you started we have a preview of the Load Balancing Mule for Availability and Scalability. This blueprint will introduce the necessary concepts and show how to achieve availability and scale with JMS,

[Live Demo] High Availability in Action

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Scalability, Reliability, High Performance:  Your business demands it, Mule’s High Availability solution delivers.  See why five of the world’s top 10 banks trust Mule to run their business.  Join Muley’s Pablo La Greca and Ramiro Rinaudo for a live demonstration of the core components in MuleSoft’s robust High Availability solution.

Highlights include:

  • Setting up a cluster using the Mule Management Console
  • Deploying an application to the cluster
  • Demonstration of node failure when processing requests
  • Demonstration of cluster recovery with zero message loss
  • Discussion of the benefits of Mule’s Data Grid 

Announcing Mule 3.2

September 13 2011

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