Google Makes Compute Engine Autoscaler Generally Available

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Google announced the general availability of Compute Engine Autoscaler and 32-core VMs.

Compute Engine Autoscaler lets you dynamically scale the number of instances in response to load conditions by defining the ideal utilization of your group of compute instances. It will add instances when needed and remove them when traffic is low.

According to Google, Autoscaler will scale from zero to millions of requests per second in a matter of minutes.

"Autoscaler removes complexity and lets you forget about capacity planning or load traffic monitoring, so that you can focus on what’s most important - your business," Google says in a blog post.

You can find the documentation for Autoscaler here.

"If you’re doing large-scale compute and storage-intensive work such as graphics rendering, you may benefit from bigger compute instances," Google says. "During our beta, 32-core VMs have proven very popular with customers running many different workloads, including visual effects rendering, video transcoding, large MySQL and Postgres instances, and more."

32-core VMs are generally available for standard, high-memory, and high-CPU machine types.

Googel has a questionnaire related to larger VMs here.

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