Google will auto scaling to Compute Engine




Google has on its Compute Engine platform enabled the so AutoScaling functionality. This mechanism can be based on various parameters such as the number of requests, virtual machines rapidly on and off. According to Google, it may yield cost savings.

The Compute Engine Auto Scaler detects the demand for example, a website on the basis of various parameters. For example, looking at the CPU load of a group of instances available, virtual machines within the Compute Engine platform. Also, the Auto Scaler, the number of queries per second retrieving HTTP load balancers. This information Auto Scaler allows for large crowds activate additional instances, while off-peak precisely the number of active instances can be reduced dynamically.

According to Google Auto Scaler choose based on other parameters, the optimal number of instances. So we will also look at which location information from Internet users. This mechanism could catch a sudden spike in traffic better. Google claims that the Auto Scaler is able to from a scenario with virtually no http-request to activate sufficient instances in order to meet peak demand of 1.5 million queries per second.

Auto Scaler provides the Compute Engine-user according to the Internet giant not only the ability to better address busy and quiet periods, it could also provide significant cost savings. The potential savings are partly dependent on the settings chosen by the user in its management console.

The new functionality is offered to customers by Google provisionally beta label. This permits the use of the Auto Scaler is not covered any store ‘s are closed. Also, Google may make changes to the Auto Scaler api which may not be compatible with the current implementation.

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