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Mastering Google App Engine by Mohsin Shafique Hijazee

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Scaling types

Now that we know about the various types of virtual machine instances that are available to us and how we can specify that in app.yaml using the instance_class directive, let's take a look at the scaling options that we have in Google App Engine. There are basically three types of scaling at our disposal:

  • Manual scaling
  • Basic scaling
  • Automatic scaling

Automatic scaling is the default type of scaling at work when you don't specify one. Let's take a look at each of these types of scaling.

Manual scaling

When you opt for manual scaling for your application, these instances will run continuously forever until you shut them down yourself from the admin console. You have only one configuration parameter when specifying manual scaling, and that ...

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