What is the best way to set up automatic or manual horizontal scaling with Docker/Docker Swarm?

July 21, 2019 250 views
Docker Scaling Ubuntu 18.04

Does DigitalOcean offer a way to horizontally scale a service, either automatically based on load, or through an API? It’s not clear from “Docker Swarm horizontal scaling” tutorials how the scaling is done, e.g. would I have to log in to DO and manually create or destroy, and provision, droplets when I needed more/less?

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I guess that you could try using Digital Ocean’s API to deploy/destroy your droplets. But why don’t you try the managed Kubernetes solution instead?


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