Is there an automatic horizontal scaling solution for Digital Ocean droplets?

  • Posted on January 6, 2015
  • velinathAsked by velinath


I’ve read through a lot of the documentation for Digital Ocean looking for a horizontal scaling solution similar to Amazon Web Services’s Auto Scaling, but couldn’t find anything. At this point, I’m looking at performance-based monitoring to trigger spinning up additional nodes in clusters via the Digital Ocean API, but am wondering if there is a built-in solution before I spend a lot of development time on this.

I’m not sure if this is relevant, but my environment will include exclusively CentOS 7 machines.


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There is not a current auto-scaling solution so at this time you would have to create your own solution utilizing the API to create new droplets as demand dictates.

you can simply use DO API. we have some example configs here:

the idea is to check the load on master droplet and start new droplet if load is too high. configure it, rsync files and inject ip into load balancer.

Yes, We (ActOnCloud) are working on a solution for Digital Ocean; ActOnCloud for DO will be available in August. Pls read the (Autoscaling Blog) and let me know if you have feedback for us.