"Myth No. 2: It takes too long to cold-start servers to react to
spikes in demand. If customers are made to wait, they'll go
"Fact: Idling servers at zero workload as hot spares is an
egregious waste of energy and an administrative burden. If
customers need to wait while you spin up cold spares to handle
rising workload, brag about it. For a Web site, put up a static
page asking users to wait while additional resources are brought
online. As for the wait, people will stay on hold if they know
their call will be answered. Build power management into your
services architecture and make it part of the message that you send
to users and customers."
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