Automating Elasticity
AWS Whitepaper

Automating Elasticity

With AWS, you can automate both volume-based and time-based elasticity, which can provide significant savings. For example, companies that shut down EC2 instances outside of a 10-hour workday can save 70% compared to running those instances 24 hours a day. Automation becomes increasingly important as environments grow larger and become more complex, in which manually searching for elasticity savings becomes impractical.

Automation is powerful, but you need to use it carefully. It is important to minimize risk by giving people and systems only the minimum level of access required to perform necessary tasks. Additionally, you should anticipate exceptions to automation plans and consider different schedules and usage scenarios. A one-size-fits-all approach is seldom realistic, even within the same department. Choose a flexible and customizable approach to accommodate your needs.