Gartner Research

Technology Overview for Autoscaling

Published: 16 January 2014

ID: G00258744

Analyst(s): Lydia Leong

Summary

Autoscaling automates the expansion or contraction of system capacity that is available for applications and is a commonly desired feature in cloud IaaS and PaaS offerings. When feasible, technology buyers should use it to match provisioned capacity to application demand and save costs.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Analysis

  • Technology Description
  • Technology Definition
  • Operating Requirements
  • Uses
  • Selection Guidelines
  • Technology Providers

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