Posted On: Aug 26, 2015
AWS OpsWorks for Windows now supports custom AutoScaling based on Amazon CloudWatch Alarms and custom AMIs.
Amazon CloudWatch alarms can be used as thresholds for AWS OpsWorks Automatic Load-based Scaling. For example, you can use ‘Disk Reads’ or ‘Network In’ as metrics to scale up or down your load-based instances.
Custom AMI support gives you the ability to use your own AMIs based on a Windows Server 2012 R2 base that have software such as Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 with SQL Server Express, SQL Server Standard or SQL Server Web preinstalled.
These additions to AWS OpsWorks Windows support benefit customers that want to start with custom built AMIs and customers that have the need to scale their infrastructure based on any metric available in Amazon CloudWatch alarms.