An Introduction to Autoscaling in AWS
One of the biggest selling points of Amazon Web Services is the ability for a hosting platform to increase in its ability to deliver in response to increased demand.
Traditionally a hosting server had a fixed amount of resource and when that was exceded the server failed. Now it is possible to design the architecture of the hosting system in such a way that it increases automatically when demand grows, and decreases again when that demand drops.
What this means is that not only does the site not go down when traffic is heavy, but you only pay for what you use.
You don’t have to purchase a massive amount of resource unless you are using a massive amount of resource. You use what you need, and that is what you pay for.
The problem with this is that it is not a simple system to set up.
Many people simply assume it can be done easily, but AWS is a massively versatile cloud computing service, and it takes someone who really understands it to set this sort of thing up properly.
In this video we look at the very basic concepts of setting up autoscaling on AWS including the concept of a Stateless Application.
If you’d like to set up autoscaling for your site, or would like more information about what other things you can do with Amazon Web Services then please contact us.
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