Autoscaling Server Arrays


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RightScale Webinar: October 30, 2008 – This webinar focuses on how the RightScale Platform handles autoscaling with specific instructions and a live demo. Watch the video at

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  • Key benefits of the cloud: Infinite computing resources Available on-demand Pay per use Access via the Internet In many ways surpassing traditional hosting: Multiple server sizes: ½ core to 8 cores Reassign IPs / VIPs Multiple failure zones Disk Volumes Cloud interoperability Multiple geographies RightScale automation tying it all together
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  • Autoscaling Server Arrays

    1. 1. Best Practices in the Cloud: Auto Scaling October 30, 2008 Watch the video of this webinar
    2. 2. Your Panel Today <ul><li>Michael Crandell - CEO </li></ul><ul><li>Josh Fraser – VP, Business Development </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Rhoads – Sr. Integration Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Eugene Gimelberg – Sr. Software Engineer </li></ul>
    3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Welcome to RightScale </li></ul><ul><li>Auto Scaling </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A – Getting Started </li></ul><ul><li>Please use chat to ask questions anytime! </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>On-demand </li></ul><ul><li>Pay-as-you-go </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual infinite </li></ul><ul><li>Surpasses traditional hosting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple server sizes: ½ core to 8 cores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reassign IPs / VIPs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple failure zones and geographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disk Volumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud interoperability </li></ul></ul>Cloud Computing
    5. 5. Cloud Management Platform AUTOMATED MANAGEMENT COMPONENT LIBRARIES EXPERTISE & SUPPORT Cloud Applications Amazon FlexiScale Rackspace GoGrid Other Clouds RightScale EXPERTISE RIGHTSCRIPTS MYSQL MGR WEB SITE GRID
    6. 6. <ul><li>Agile = automate and benefit! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From boot to production on auto-pilot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Across different stacks & different clouds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auto-failover, auto-restart, auto-scale </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Deploy faster, better, and cheaper than your competitors” </li></ul>Agile Deployment
    7. 7. Auto Scaling <ul><li>Rules-based system </li></ul><ul><li>More than just launching an instance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete system architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auto configuration into cohesive resilient cluster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for workflow and lifecycle management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Addressing multiple business cases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Load: Highly elastic web applications (e.g., Facebook app) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule: Event-based content sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Queue: Size and time in queue for batch processing needs </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Sample Deployment <ul><li>4-servers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2x load balancer/app servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2x master/slave database </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Scale-Out the App <ul><li>2x front-ends w/Elastic IPs </li></ul><ul><li>2+N app servers </li></ul>
    10. 10. Configuring Auto Scaling <ul><li>Create a Server Array </li></ul><ul><li>Create Escalations </li></ul><ul><li>Create Alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Connect Alerts and Escalations to FrontEnds </li></ul><ul><li>Connect Alerts and Escalations to the Array ServerTemplate </li></ul>
    11. 11. Demonstration
    12. 12. PHOTOS + MUSIC = VIDEO ~8 cpu minutes for each video
    13. 13. in 3.5 days 80 to 3500 servers
    14. 14. Q&A - Getting Started <ul><li>Contact a RightScale representative for a live demonstration or to request presentation slides at: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(866) 720 – 0208 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>$500 off RightScale Premium Editions through 11/15 </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for a free developer account at: </li></ul><ul><li>Follow one of our Tutorials </li></ul>Thank you for listening!
    15. 15. RightScale Ecosystem Customers Software Vendors Pre-packaged components Expertise & best practices Cloud roadmap & portability Customer acquisition RightScale Platform Cloud Providers State-of-the-art management system Access to customers & ISV content
    16. 16. Back-end Processing