Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling Overview

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling is the #5 ranked solution in our list of top Compute Service tools. It is most often compared to AWS Fargate: Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling vs AWS Fargate

What is Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling?

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling helps you maintain application availability and allows you to automatically add or remove EC2 instances according to conditions you define. ... Dynamic scaling responds to changing demand and predictive scaling automatically schedules the right number of EC2 instances based on predicted demand.

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling is also known as AWS RAM.

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling pricing:
  • "The pricing is not fixed and it is based on usage."
  • "Pricing could be a little bit more competitive."

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Director at TraCoGo Inc
Real User
Sep 22, 2020
Simple to use interface, helps transition from development environment to production

What is our primary use case?

We are using this product within our cloud-based development environment.

Pros and Cons

  • "The monitoring tool is helpful."
  • "When creating a new instance there is a set of questions that have to be answered, and this is something that can be simplified."

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is implementing this product is to consider their budget in conjunction with the configuration that they need. That is something that you have to be careful with. If it is too high-end of a configuration then you may not use it. In summary, this is a good product that I can recommend. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Sekhar Prudhivi
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Aug 20, 2020
Stable with good performance

What is our primary use case?

I use it for running Tomcat applications to restore the RDS, the database for getting the data. It then generates a UI.  I am using it only for practicing purposes. I am trying to test the auto-scale feature and see how it works when we increase any workload.

What is most valuable?

It's good performance-wise.

What needs improvement?

Scalability can be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for around two to three months. It is mostly for personal practice purposes when I want to learn or practice anything, like research.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I try to do auto-scaling. It sometimes works. At…
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