Once-in-a-lifetime Workload

IT resources with an equal utilization over time disturbed by a strong peak occurring only once experience Once-in-a-lifetime Workload.

Once-in-a-lifetime Workload How can equal utilization with a one-time peak be characterized and how can applications experiencing this workload benefit from cloud computing?


As a special case of Periodic Workload, the peaks of periodic utilization can occur only once in a very long timeframe. Often, this peak is known in advance as it correlates to a certain event or task.


The elasticity of a cloud is used to obtain IT resources necessary. The provisioning and decommissioning of IT resources can often be realized as a manual task, because it is performed at a known point in time.

Once-in-a-lifetime Workload

Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Elastic Infrastructure