app auto-scaling in OSS CF contribution

Koper, Dies <diesk@...>


At Fujitsu we're developing app auto-scaling and are considering to propose moving it to the cf incubator.
Before we start open-sourcing it, I wanted to ask if there is any interest for this in the community, possibly even others working on or considering to work on one who'd be interested to collaborate/align with us?

We're looking at providing basic support for scaling up/down based on metrics like CPU, request count, and a service broker to enable it for your app.
We can share a detailed functional description for review in a few weeks.
Depending on priorities, interest and resources available we may add functionality like sending an email notification in addition to/instead of scaling, or scale based on other metrics (including app generated custom metrics).
Either way, we want to make these things pluggable to allow people to integrate it with their own (closed-source) monitoring agents or custom actions.

I feel every PaaS comes with free app auto-scaling functionality (PCF, Bluemix, OpenShift, AWS, ...) so OSS CF deserves one too.

I have discussed this plan with Pivotal and they have encouraged me to send this email to the list.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Dies Koper

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