EC2 Auto Scaling review from Experienced person and how it compares with its counter parts
May 20, 2021

EC2 Auto Scaling review from Experienced person and how it compares with its counter parts

Gnanasekar Mani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling in the whole is being used totally by the organization across various domains and verticals. And, the best thing is it can auto scale the EC2 instances as per our instances and through the settings we have pre defined. Also, it has health checks which comes in handy.
  • 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.
  • No cost (Pricing)
  • Way it configures with total AWS infra
  • Setting up the Auto Scaling over the console
  • It supports CFT as well which has more advantage when we safe the infra as a code
  • Positive Impact: No cost for the Auto scaling infra
  • More functionalities and easy to configure. And can be configured through both Console and CLI
  • Sometimes there can be downtime in the system which takes time to respond to the situations.
The main reason is our total infra is created on AWS and we tend to use the natural service by AWS rather than third party tools, which has more advantages when the auto scaling interacts with other AWS services and its way easy to configure when we compare it with counter parts like Autoscale from Microsoft Azure.

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?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling again?

Yes

Best suitable cases would be, the capacity the spin up and spin down the EC2 instances and the way it works with AWS resources is way to good. And the best part is the interconnection between these resources are totally taken care by AWS internally.

The place where AWS can improve is the timing it takes to spin up the instances in short span of time.