I ask this question as a follow up to this question in which I asked how I could protect from the simplest types of DoS attacks (say single-machine / up to 5 machines network level DoS attack) without using third party services like a CDN, given that it is unlikely for me to go thorugh a DDoS (although the answers to my question there shows that DDoS is likely just like a simple DoS is, in these days, due to various services that would help even a single attacker to launch a DDoS)
My hosting provider engineer told me that they are developing tools that could achieve my desire, at least in part, in the future, though these tools are now but experimental and far from being released in any form. The engineer mentioned the following three types of tools without explaining how each one of them could help reduce the risk to the phenomenon I just described:
- LBaas (I don't know what that means)
- DBaaS (Database as a Service)
- "auto-scaling" (I don't know what that means)
Assuming I understood correctly, how could any of these tools help prevent any kind of network level DoS, if at all?