AWS Auto scaling really automates your resources based on demand and saves you time and cost
Updated December 30, 2020

AWS Auto scaling really automates your resources based on demand and saves you time and cost

Carlos Becerra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling is being used by [our] development team. Due to its high technical nature dev-ops team manage the configuration. We use it for 2 main purposes: a) increase/decrease the resources based on demand b) deployment with zero down time by deploying a new server with new setup and code and removing [the[ old server after[wards].
  • 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.
  • Automation. Less time of human intervention for repetitive tasks.
  • Cost reduction. Pay as you [go] fits good.
  • Works fine with other AWS services.
1 year ago, without auto scaling, every time we think we might have a peak in demand, we launch a new server manually. So far we did not buy it but sometimes the server was not used at all or we forgot to remove from load balancer. Cost was affected a little bit but human intervention was always required constantly.
Usability is good since we already know how AWS works. For those that are new it might be a little bit confusing at the beginning but they are improving it at a fast pace. Even though AWS keeps changing the user interface constantly, it is still powerful, understandable and easy to use. For technical people, they still offer the CLI.
For basic and non-complex set ups there [are] a lot of tutorials and information out there on the internet. You can solve pretty much any problem you are dealing with. AWS also provides different support plans. In our case, since we have a dev-ops team we do not need any support plan yet, but we can reconsider it in the future since we are growing.

Do you think Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling's feature set?

Yes

Did Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling again?

Yes

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), Amazon Elastic Load Balancing
Well suited when you really meet their requirement to handle increase/decrease resources based on demand. Without it, the process should be done manually and can be error-prone due to human intervention on repetitive tasks. Automation is the key word here. The problem would be the complexity or technicality it might add but with clear dev-ops team or documentation or a manual of how to use it might be fine.