What is Workload?
In cloud environments, the workload refers the amount of tasks performed by an instance or group of instances running on the cloud. It is an abstraction of actual work under given cloud computing components and resources, that needs to done in specific time. A workload can be standardised as a benchmark for evaluating the performance of computing resources.
Points to Remember
- A workload can be seen as an abstract description of the amount of work and the capability of an application that run in different physical environments. These environments may have unique configurations suitable to the underlying resources in play.
- Workloads can have multiple several attributes, such as compliance, time-bound, geolocation requirement, limit of resources. These traits define the certain environment and configuration needed to run a workload.