Scalability in Cloud Computing: Old Problems With New Solutions

| April 26, 2016

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The ability to scale on demand is one of the biggest advantages of cloud computing. Often, when considering the range of benefits of cloud, it is difficult to conceptualize the power of scaling on-demand, but organizations of all kinds enjoy tremendous benefits when they correctly implement auto scaling. Many of the issues and challenges experienced before the advent of cloud are no longer issues: Engineers now working on cloud implementations remember working at companies that feared the Slashdot effect – a massive influx of traffic that would cause servers to fail.With AWS auto scaling, we can greatly reduce the risks associated with traffic overflow causing server failure. Furthermore, and somewhat contrary to our intuition, auto scaling can reduce costs as well. Instead of running instances based on projected (assumed) usage and leaving excess resources in place as a buffer, we only run resources matched to actual usage, on a moment-to-moment basis.These price and scalability advantages are not without their own complexities. While we can scale on demand, applications need to be able to scale with the environment. This might seem straightforward when running a website benefitting from an elastic load balancer distributing traffic across multiple instance that scales with increased demand. Yet, there are other considerations that need to be made when accounting for scaling session information, uploads, and data.

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