Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

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Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

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8 out of 10
May 01, 2021
Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling is helping maintain application availability and allowing us to dynamically scale Amazon EC2 capacity up or down …
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What is Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling?

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling helps users maintain application availability and allows users to automatically add or remove EC2 instances according to definable conditions.

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What is Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling?

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling helps users maintain application availability and allows users to automatically add or remove EC2 instances according to definable conditions.

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Score 8 out of 10
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  • It doesn't require any monitoring or manual changes.
  • It automatically scale up the infrastructure whenever required.
  • It put the extra instances on sleep in case of the reduced load to save money and electricity.
  • It replaces the instances automatically in case of bad health conditions.
  • Support of AWS is good but they take so much time to respond.
  • You require an experienced technical team to setup AWS EC2 Auto Scaling.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Dynamic scaling can be configured to respond to a wide variety of metrics and alerts
  • Predictive scaling allows one to get ahead of high traffic events rather than simply reacting to them
  • Health checks are configurable based on the needs of your application and architecture
  • It can be confusing if you have multiple scaling policies in effect for an autoscaling group and they conflict. In that case, conflict resolution is handled by whichever policy has the greater impact. It would be more ideal if there was intelligence preventing these kinds of conflicting policies
  • It can be confusing if you have conflicting and concurrent scale out and scale in policies in effect. In this case, the scale out action will take place, in order to ensure availability. It would be more ideal if there was intelligence preventing these kinds of conflicting policies
  • IAM is always a bit confusing and the appropriate service roles are required to configure autoscaling correctly
Brandon R Hudson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Recovery time is surprisingly fast.
  • It is always used as a preference in conversations with other engineers.
  • Compared to other IaaS, the scale is different.
  • For newcomers, it might be a little confusing.
  • The setup procedure's content still needs a knowledge of AWS.
  • Self-learning can be beneficial, however, I found it really beneficial to share my expertise and common processes with my colleagues.
Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Automatic scaling in AWS saves credit and can be configured to respond to various metrics and alerts.
  • It is possible to anticipate high traffic events rather than simply reacting to them with predictive scaling.
  • Resource allocation is flexible. On-demand access to resources with high capacity is possible.
  • Auto-scaling servers for load sharing and failover works well when configured correctly.
  • It's expensive to run multiple health checks simultaneously, so make it easier for people to understand.
  • Auto-tuning and auto-suggestive tuning for ASGs can be automated using machine learning or other advanced techniques, or both.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Very cost effective.
  • Easy to set up and use.
  • Auto-scaling feature.
  • It can be rigid with the time periods for reserved instances.
  • Having multiple instances at the same time can be really expensive.
  • Sometimes there are issues that prevent you from accessing an instance.
Gnanasekar Mani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • It is so easy to configure and everything can be done through console as well.
  • CFT also supports Auto scaling which is very good thing when you keep your Infrastructure as a code.
  • It is one of the best tool if you need to control your EC2 instances.
  • Best thing is its totally free, we only pay for the EC2 resources which we use
  • Sometimes, Auto scaling takes time to spin up your instances if your traffic is so high in short span of time.
  • And, Auto scaling can be more efficient if we have only Load balancer in our architecture.
  • It has some limitations on setting up the Auto scaling infra.
Ravi Khunt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • You no need to continuously check server and network loads.
  • It has very optimized feature that Pay As You Go (We need to pay only for what we are using).
  • You can setup auto scaling easy and quickly.
  • If you are fresher, then may be it bit confusing, you need to read documentation properly.
  • If you don't know which resource you need to auto scale (Server load or network load), then may be we can not use this feature properly.
  • Availability zone management can be improve.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • We can do both horizontal and vertical scaling using auto scaling group
  • High Availability
  • Getting the Autoscaling just right
  • It could be difficult to learn but the process is rather simple
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Disaster recovery.
  • Ensures repeatability.
  • Handling expansion and growth.
  • Make it easier to understand health checks.
  • Use machine learning or other advanced techniques to auto-tune or auto-suggest tuning improvements to ASGs.
  • Automate the creation of them through a service broker on EKS.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • AWS Autoscaling is a beneficial feature , saves a lot of credit
  • Resources can be provisioned as need be. High capacity resources can be allocated when required.
  • Auto spinning of servers for load sharing and failover
  • Autoscaling helps replicating the OS VM, however , he application software configuration is a missing part. Manual Intervention is required to set up the configuration for the new spun EC2 instances to be productive.
Rudolph Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Launch configuration allows contol of each instance.
  • Launch groups are easy to configure
  • Very Stable in Production
  • Integration with CloudWatch to monitor the Group
  • AMI dropdown in Launch configuration is not user friendly. The list is long
  • There is a learning curve to understand AWS terminology
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Automation.
  • Increase/decrease capacity on demand based on rules.
  • Very flexible, but technical tool.
  • See server logs seamless[ly] while increasing/decreasing capacity.
  • Be much easier to manage and configure [for] a non-technical person
  • Might need other tools to make admins tasks easier.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Automatic capacity increases based on rules.
  • No user intervention.
  • Very flexible tool.
  • Sometimes decrease rules may not work.
  • New scaling policy creation is a bit confusing and do[es] no[t] have help.
  • Previous scaling policy screen no longer exists, so you need to understand what new interface actually does.
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