Scalability is one of the major benefits of containerization. To meet expected workload demands while maximizing resource utilization, enterprises need to be able to scale containerized applications based on their changing needs.

Alibaba Cloud allows you to deploy a containerized application on a Kubernetes cluster and manually scale the cluster to adjust its compute capacity in response to expected workload changes. You can also create a Resource Access Management (RAM) user to manage your Kubernetes cluster for enhanced access control. This solution supports various instance types to suit different computing requirements, such as regular instance, preemptible instance, and GPU-optimized instance. What’s more, you can flexibly change the operating system of redundant compute instances and repurpose them to make the most of your resources.