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Supported Cloud Services and Features

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This reference page provides details of the Cloud specific services and features that are configurable through Scalr. The page provides details of how Scalr works with each service and feature, including how Scalr enhances the use of services to automatically integrate them with with Servers. This page DOES NOT provide details of functionality the service or feature itself but instead provides links to the relevant page in the Cloud providers own documentation.

AWS Features and Services

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Spot Instances

Scalr supports the use of Spot Instances. This is configured at the Farm Role scope, not via the AWS main menu. See Farm Role - EC2 Tab for full details.

S3 Buckets

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon S3 is an object storage service Full management of S3 buckets including enabling Transfer Acceleration and linking to CloudFront Amazon S3 NEWWIN

CloudFront

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon CloudFront is a global content delivery network (CDN) service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs with low latency and high transfer speeds. Full configuration of CloudFront distributions and and linking to S3 Buckets or Load Balancers Amazon Cloud Front NEWWIN

Relational Database Service (RDS)

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon RDS provides a low administration database service that supports multiple database engines including, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server Configuration of RDS Instances, Clusters, Security & Parameter Groups and Snapshots. Also provides access to the RDS Events Log Amazon RDS NEWWIN

EC2 - Load Balancers

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple targets, such as Amazon EC2 instances, containers, and IP addresses. Configuration of Application, Network and Classic Load Balancers.
Configuration of Target Groups for Listeners and ALB’s.
Scalr also provides the capability to link ELB’s to Farm Roles so that instances are automatically registered and deregistered
Amazon Load Balancers NEWWIN

EC2 - Elastic IP’s

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon Elastic IP’s are fixed IP addresses that can be allocated to an instance. Elastic IP’s are assigned to Farm Roles. Scalr will ensure that the IP is reassigned to a replacement server in the Farm Role if a server is terminated or fails. Thus Scalr ensures that a given Elastic IP will always point to a Server of the same Farm Role. Elastic IP's NEWWIN

EC2 - Security Groups

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Security Groups act as a virtual firewalls that control the traffic for one or more instances. Full configuration of security groups and rules either through Farm Roles or through the main menu. Security Groups NEWWIN

Warning

Security Group changes are applied immediately to the Servers they are linked to when the changes are saved in Scalr. This could have an immediate impact on the flow of network traffic and could disrupt production services if mistakes are made.

EC2 - EBS Volumes

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon’s Elastic Block Store (EBS) can be used as block level storage volumes for your Amazon EC2 instances. An EBS Volume functions as a network-attached form of block level storage that persists independently from a Server’s life. Management of EBS Volumes independently of Servers.
Attach and detach volumes on running servers.
Access to CloudWatch stats.
EBS Volumes NEWWIN

EC2 - EBS Snapshots

Description Scalr Support External Docs
EBS Snapshots are incremental backups of EBS Volumes stored on S3. Each snapshot contains only the changes since the volume was created or the last snapshot. Manual creation of Snapshots.
Create new Volumes from Snapshots.
Configure Auto-Snapshot.
Copy Snapshots to other regions.
EBS Snapshots NEWWIN

Elastic Map Reduce (EMR)

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) is an AWS tool for big data processing and analysis. EMR offers the expandable low-configuration service as an easier alternative to running in-house cluster computing. Creation and management of EMR clusters. Amazon EMR NEWWIN

Elastic File System (EFS)

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) provides simple, scalable file storage for use with Amazon EC2. With Amazon EFS, storage capacity is elastic, growing and shrinking automatically as you add and remove files, so your applications have the storage they need, when they need it. Creation and management of EFS. Amazon EFS NEWWIN

Route53

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon Route 53 is a scalable and highly available Domain Name System providing domain name registration, DNS routing and automated DNS health checks Creation and management of Route 53 zones.
Creation and management of Health Checks.
Automation of hostname registration with Route 53 through Webhooks.
Amazon Route 53 NEWWIN

IAM - SSL Certificates

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon ACM handles the complexity of creating and managing public SSL/TLS certificates for your AWS based websites and applications. Upload of SSL Certificates to ACM IAM SSL Certificates NEWWIN

VPC’s and Subnets

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPC) provides isolated private networking functionality for applications. Full Management of VPC’s and Subnets Amazon VPC's NEWWIN

Lambda

Description Scalr Support External Docs
AWS Lambda is a compute service that lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. Creation and Management of Lambda Functions Amazon Lambda NEWWIN

ECS

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is a highly scalable, high-performance container orchestration service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run and scale containerized applications on AWS. Cloud Service Gateway Amazon ECS NEWWIN

Glacier

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon Glacier is a secure, durable, and extremely low-cost cloud storage service for data archiving and long-term backup. Cloud Service Gateway Amazon Glacier NEWWIN

API Gateway

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon API Gateway is a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale. Cloud Service Gateway Amazon API Gateway NEWWIN

SQS

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) is a fully managed message queuing service that enables you to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications Cloud Service Gateway Amazon SQS NEWWIN

SNS

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) is a highly available, durable, secure, fully managed pub/sub messaging service that enables you to decouple microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications. Cloud Service Gateway Amazon SNS NEWWIN

SES

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) is a cloud-based email sending service designed to help digital marketers and application developers send marketing, notification, and transactional emails. Cloud Service Gateway Amazon SES NEWWIN

Redshift

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon Redshift is a fast, scalable data warehouse that makes it simple and cost-effective to analyze all your data across your data warehouse and data lake. Cloud Service Gateway Amazon Redshift NEWWIN

Cognito Identity

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon Cognito lets you add user sign-up, sign-in, and access control to your web and mobile apps quickly and easily. Cloud Service Gateway Amazon Cognito NEWWIN

Cognito User Pools

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon Cognito lets you add user sign-up, sign-in, and access control to your web and mobile apps quickly and easily. Cloud Service Gateway Amazon Cognito NEWWIN

Device Farm

Description Scalr Support External Docs
AWS Device Farm is an app testing service that lets you test and interact with your Android, iOS, and web apps on many devices at once, or reproduce issues on a device in real time. Cloud Service Gateway Amazon Device Farm NEWWIN

Mobile

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Automate your DevOps pipeline with build, test, and deploy services for your iOS, Android, and web applications. Cloud Service Gateway Amazon Mobile NEWWIN

Pinpoint

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Amazon Pinpoint helps you engage with your customers by sending email, SMS messages, and push notifications. Cloud Service Gateway Amazon Pinpoint NEWWIN

Azure Features and Services

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Public IP’s

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Public Ip’s for Instances Interface to view and delete Public IP’s that are assigned to Scalr managed Instances. Azure Public IP's NEWWIN

Resource Groups

Description Scalr Support External Docs
A container that holds related resources for an Azure solution. The resource group can include all the resources for the solution, or only those resources that are to be managed as a group. Interface for directly managing Resource Groups.
Linking resource Groups to Farm Roles and therefore the Servers launched from a Farm Role.
Azure Resource Groups NEWWIN

Virtual Networks

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Azure Virtual Network enables many types of Azure resources, such as Azure Virtual Machines (VM), to securely communicate with each other, the internet, and on-premises networks. Interface for directly managing Virtual Networks and Subnets.
Linking Virtual Networks and Subnets to Farm Roles and therefore the Servers launched from a Farm Role.
Azure Virtual Networks NEWWIN

Security Groups

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Security Groups act as a virtual firewalls that control the traffic for one or more instances. Full configuration of security groups and rules either through Farm Roles or through the main menu. Azure Security Groups NEWWIN

Managed Disks

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Azure Managed Disks simplifies disk management for Azure IaaS VMs by managing the storage accounts associated with the VM disks. You only have to specify the type (Standard HDD, Standard SSD, or Premium SSD) and the size of disk you need, and Azure creates and manages the disk for you. Full configuration of Managed Disks.
Allocation of managed disks to Farm Roles as additional Storage.
Azure Managed Disks NEWWIN

Web

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Quickly build and deploy your web applications using a fully-managed platform, without the burden of managing infrastructure. Cloud Service Gateway Azure Web NEWWIN

Container Registry

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Simplify container development by easily storing and managing container images for Azure deployments in a central registry. Cloud Service Gateway Azure Container Registry NEWWIN

Container Services

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Azure Container Service allows you to quickly deploy a production ready Kubernetes, DC/OS, or Docker Swarm cluster. Cloud Service Gateway Azure Container Services NEWWIN

Insights

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Application Insights is an extensible Application Performance Management (APM) service for web developers on multiple platforms. Cloud Service Gateway Azure Insights NEWWIN

Database

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Azure database services are fully managed, freeing up valuable time you’d otherwise spend managing your database so you can focus on new ways to delight your users and unlock opportunities. Cloud Service Gateway Azure Database NEWWIN

Event Hubs

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Focus on drawing insights from your data instead of managing infrastructure. Build real-time big data pipelines and respond to business challenges right away. Cloud Service Gateway Azure Event Hubs NEWWIN

Stream Analytics

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Easily develop and run massively parallel real-time analytics on multiple IoT or non-IoT streams of data using simple SQL like language. Cloud Service Gateway Azure Stream Analytics NEWWIN

Machine Learning

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Machine learning enables computers to learn from data and experiences and to act without being explicitly programmed. Cloud Service Gateway Azure Machine Learning NEWWIN

Google Cloud Platform Features and Services

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Persistent Disks

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Persistent Storage for instances. From main menu view and resize. Can be created and flagged for mounting in Farm Roles GCE Persistent Disks NEWWIN

Snapshots

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Snapshots are incremental compressed backups of Persistent Disks. Each snapshot contains only the changes since the disk was created or the last snapshot View only. GCE Snapshots NEWWIN

External IP’s

Description Scalr Support External Docs
A static external IP address is an external IP address that is reserved for your project until you decide to release it. View and delete only. GCE External IP's NEWWIN

Cloud SQL

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Cloud SQL is a fully-managed database service that makes it easy to set up, maintain, manage, and administer your relational databases on Google Cloud Platform. Full management of Cloud SQL Instances including linking to Farms for automatic deployment when a Farm is launched. GCE External IP's NEWWIN

Openstack Features and Services

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Volumes

Description Scalr Support External Docs
OpenStack Volumes are block storage devices that may be attached to instances in order to enable persistent storage. Management of Volumes independently of Servers.
Attach and detach volumes on running servers.
Openstack Volumes NEWWIN

Snapshots

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Snapshots are full backups of Volumes. Manual creation of Snapshots.
Create new Volumes from Snapshots.
Configure Auto-Snapshot.
Openstack Snapshots NEWWIN

Security Groups

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Security groups are sets of IP filter rules that are applied to all project instances, which define networking access to the instance. Creation and management of Security Groups and assignment to Farm Roles Openstack Security Groups NEWWIN

Server Groups

Description Scalr Support External Docs
Server groups provide a mechanism to group servers on to hosts according to defined policies. Creation and management of Server Groups and assignment to Farm Roles Openstack Server Groups NEWWIN

VMware VSphere Features

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For VMWare Scalr provides access to view resources and some management capabilities as shown in the table below. Full documentation on VMware features can be found at VMWare Documentation NEWWIN.

Description Scalr Support
Networks View only
Resource Pools View only
Data Stores View only
Compute Resources View only (Consumption)
Folders View, Create, Delete
Storage Pods View only
Virtual Disks View and Create
Snapshots View only
Alarms View only