Chapter 10. Automatic scaling of MultiCloud Object Gateway endpoints

As of OpenShift Container Storage version 4.6, the number of MultiCloud Object Gateway endpoints scale automatically when the load on the MultiCloud Object Gateway S3 service increases or decreases. OpenShift Container storage 4.6 clusters are deployed with one active MultiCloud Object Gateway endpoint. Each MultiCloud Object Gateway endpoint pod is configured by default with 1 CPU and 2Gi memory request, with limits matching the request. When the CPU load on the endpoint crosses over an 80% usage threshold for a consistent period of time, a second endpoint is deployed lowering the load on the first endpoint. When the average CPU load on both endpoints falls below the 80% threshold for a consistent period of time, one of the endpoints is deleted. This feature improves performance and serviceability of the MultiCloud Object Gateway.