A while ago Citrix announced the deprecation of Smart Scale but its replacement has been in the dark, and has finally been uncovered.
Smart Scale will reach end of life on May 31, 2019 and Autoscale will be the replacement for Cloud platforms. Autoscale is considered a new feature but it delivers all the functionality that are currently available in Smart Scale, such as:
- Load based scaling
- Schedule based scaling
- Cost saving statistics
Note: Autoscale will only be available for customers with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop service. This means that customers with on-premise platforms are advised to use the Studio power management feature (Which earlier had the possibility to use Smart Scale).
Autoscale can be enabled and configured per Delivery Group in Studio and will replace the current Power management tab.
One of the new functionalities delivered with Autoscale is its integration with Director where savings and machine usage will be presented.
For a quick walk through of Autoscale, see this link.
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