Re: app auto-scaling in OSS CF contribution

Ronak Banka

Hi Dies,

App auto-scaling is much needed feature for CF OSS , lot of users want to
use this functionality .

Once on the incubator, roadmap can be discussed. Hope to to see it soon on
cf incubator .

Ronak Banka
Rakuten, Inc.

On Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 9:00 AM, Koper, Dies <diesk(a)>


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

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

Either way, we want to make these things pluggable to allow people to
integrate it with their own (closed-source) monitoring agents or custom

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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