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Auto Scaling (AS)

Automatically adapt resources to your workload

The Auto Scaling service automatically starts additional resources when the system load increases (e.g. when a service receives increasing numbers of queries). At the same time, Auto Scaling also detects when too many resources have been provided and deactivates them. Auto Scaling works on the basis of rules set during its installation.

The solution helps ensure that web services are available at all times. For example, if the cloud servers are working at 80 percent capacity, another identical cloud server is started with the application, thus keeping the response times of the service at a constant level. Moreover, Auto Scaling also saves costs by switching off servers that are not required at a given point in time (e.g. when demand falls).

Auto Scaling in the Open Telekom Cloud

Auto Scaling enables horizontal scaling (scale in/out). The Cloud Eye Service monitors the utilization of the allocated vCPU and RAM resources. Users can determine the frequency of measurement in the Open Telekom Cloud console. During operation, capacity utilization is continuously compared with the configured scaling parameters. In addition to server utilization, the rules can also be specified based on performance or certain time windows. Open Telekom Cloud users can change these parameters and rules at any time. After adjusting the resources, the Elastic Load Balancer distributes the load among the available servers. The Auto Scaling service itself is free of charge, but the activated servers generate costs.


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