My review of Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
May 02, 2021

My review of Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

Xialin Zhu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

Some of our internal cloud applications are based on AWS and almost all of them utilize the auto scaling feature. It's used across multiple engineering departments.
  • Functions well when configured correctly
  • Price is reasonable
  • Would be better if it can support more types of rules
  • Sometimes will over-provision which results in a waste of resources.
  • Scale up and scale down
  • Programmatic API
  • Overall it saves our cost. Compared to manual management we estimate a cost saving of around 25%.
  • We don't need to develop our own auto-scaling system by leveraging Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
They are complement with each other. EC2 Auto Scaling + S3 can almost satisfy the needs for most cloud based applications.

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

When you have a simple auto scaling use case and it does not require complex rules.