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Auto Scaling Applications with Kubernetes HPA

21.1.2020 by Guest

This week's guest blog is authored by Lee, one of our in-house DevOps engineers who works on developing our cloud products and streamlining our deployment processes.  At UKFast, we utilise Kubernetes for a variety of applications such as websites and public-facing APIs. Historically, these applications have been deployed within virtual machines (VMs) and scaled manually with the use of a traditional load balancer. But with our applications now deployed within Kubernetes, we take advantage of the Kubernetes HPA (horizontal pod auto scaler). The HPA automatically scales pods based upon pre-configured metric thresholds such as CPU utilisation. Below, we'll walk through…