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Chapter 11. Automatic scaling of MultiCloud Object Gateway endpoints

The number of MultiCloud Object Gateway (MCG) endpoints scale automatically when the load on the MCG S3 service increases or decreases. {product-name-short} clusters are deployed with one active MCG endpoint. Each MCG 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 MCG.