How AutoScaling Can Help Your Enterprise

What is AutoScaling?

AutoScaling is a service that lets you automatically increase or decrease server capacity while optimizing the highest performance where you only purchase for the space you need. After monitoring traffic, automatically deploying new cloud servers from “templates”, AutoScaling adjusts server capacity when traffic fluctuates. It automatically manages cloud servers based on demand.

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Rackware Management Module’s (RMM) AutoScaling

Movement and flow is needed but can strain some resources while other resources remain unutilized. Automatic scaling for private and public cloud. RMM AS offers server resources on demand and relies on real-time usage, load and performance. Groups of hosts can be defined with operational parameters that influence when hosts are activated and deactivated to meet these fluctuating demands.

Rackware’s automation and intelligent layers provide the accurate resources to specific applications at the correct time, improving availability and savings. Groups can become ubiquitous over multiple environments and specifically use a variety of resources based on priority. With AutoScaling, bare metal and virtual data center resources, private and public clouds are options to be included.

Host Scaling

Mostly comprising of identical host images deployed in varying locations, AutoScaling is not limited to such in order to be effective. Host images do not necessarily have to be clones or even possess the same applications. Even where groups have subsets of images within the same priorities, with differing configurations, in a location implying non-identical images, the solution can still be applied. When implementing Rackware Management Module, an AutoScaling environment can be set up to include the construction of duplicated images from a master or original image.

As Easy as 1,2,3

RMM AutoScaling is simple to setup and provides for optimum flexibility. To get started, define a group, your minimum and maximum resource levels, and then define Triggers like RW or third-party monitoring and or load balancing. Once the host is captured, any amount of cloned images can be made in regards to application installation and format. No longer the need to create individual unique images, clones can be setup with its unique network and system.

Powerful Features

Flexible Triggering

  • Set based on RMM Monitoring metrics

  • Externally generated by administrator-defined algorithms

  • ScaleOut and ScaleIn operations are ‘triggered’ simultaneously while loads expand above or fall below trigger boundaries

Minimum and Maximum Resource Levels

  • Scale to the number of hosts defined by a maximum limitation

  • Establishes a particular level of application resources despite the trigger status

  • Built-in failover with the positioned minimum value


  • Balance of resource provisions through hosts defining AutoScaling groups as Priority

  • Prioritizing orchestrates the order in which hosts are activated or deactivated

  • While hosts are turned on and off, AutoScaling corresponds with other infrastructures like load balancing tools.

Why Rackware?

Bringing intelligence and automation to the cloud, Rackware offers greater availability for businesses, greater flexibility for IT users, while reducing costs for IT providers. As computing demands vary, computing resources—physical, virtual, and cloud mechanisms—are able to be simply and automatically scaled up or down.