Autoscaling is the capability of a system to dynamically increase capacity to support higher load, and to subsequently decrease costs to reduce costs. Use this tag to describe questions that discus autoscale, plastic-scale or elastic-scale.

Autoscaling is the capability of a system to increase capacity to support increased load, and to decrease capacity to reduce costs subsequently. Use this tag to describe questions that discuss autoscale, plastic-scale or elastic-scale.

There are two types of auto-scaling:

  • Elastic Scale - the capability of a system to dynamically scale out parts of the system that are under a higher load. Engineers configure Autoscaling Rules based upon instrumentation of the system.

  • Plastic Scale - the capability of a system to scale up and down based upon a schedule, generally this scheduled is configured the system owners in response to an expected peak demand at certain times of day, week, month or year.