No matter what industry you are in, operations has slow and busy time periods. Using cloud computing in peak demand periods is proving to be an easy alternative to renting temporary servers or even permanent data center expansions.
One example of this is in the making of movies. In post-production environments, demand for rendering nodes can fluctuate greatly. Projects come in spurts and these studios must ramp up quickly to meet deadlines and keep artists working. When the project is over, the ability to ramp down is almost as important. They can avoid not only the cost of the nodes, but also free up space and eliminate overhead costs associated with IT systems.