autoscalerIncreased number of users ideally means an increase in benefit for an online service. However, if the service cannot scale sufficiently well or fast enough, all users suffer from the growing pains the service is experiencing. What should have been an opportunity for greater exposure and a larger user base, can instead turn into loss of sales, customer unwillingness to return, and a bad reputation. Using the elastisys cloud platform and its predictive auto-scaling features, your cloud deployment is always kept at the right size. The elastisys cloud platform will also proactively increase your cloud deployment to make sure that new cloud instances are fully operational as new users arrive.

Typical auto-scaling solutions today only work reactively, typically based on some threshold values: “if the service is under this much load for X amount of time, scale up by Y amount”. This does not ensure that sufficient capacity is allocated to your cloud deployment in case of a sudden large increase in users. Essentially, the reactive approach is like determining a safe altitude by looking directly down at the ground below and trying to keep some safe margin above it.

Bird analogy

This looking down-approach works as long as the bumps are small enough to be well within the safety margin. But when a usage spike appears, just looking down is useless. Looking forward, and predictively maneuvering ahead of time to compensate, is the only way to avoid being hit by the spike.

What this means for service deployment, is that cloud instances need to be made operational well in advance. Even using modern technologies like containers that start more or less instantly or virtual machines that start within minutes, this means planning ahead.

Elastisys cloud platform supports multiple advanced auto-scaling algorithms, which can be combined to give your operations team full control, and peace of mind. We provide algorithms tailored for:

In spite of how advanced the mathematical and statistical models may be, using the elastisys cloud platform’s auto-scaling features is simple: the elastisys auto-scaling engine uses an estimation of how high load a single cloud instance can successfully handle and monitoring data from your cloud instances. Based on this, it performs advanced calculations and employs machine learning techniques that ensure that you always have a sufficient amount of cloud instances operational as users come and go.

Elastisys cloud platform does predictive auto-scaling right. With it, you can regard insufficient capacity as a problem of the past. It just works.

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