Do you Auto-Scale your Cloud? Do you automatically shut down, resize or schedule your cloud compute resources?
Auto-scaling is one of the most important features for cloud computing. In order to really benefit from the cloud and ensure your capacity meets demand, you need to be able to scale your cloud’s allocated capacity automatically (up or down) at any given time.
In comparison to the limited capacity of the traditional data center, the cloud has (at least in principle) infinite resources; auto-scaling being the basic feature of this perception. Auto-scaling configuration should react to a variety of monitored thresholds such as CPU load or even RPS (requests per second).