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Jul 9, 2021   |  By Andrew Hillier
A lot of people think that using the cloud makes you elastic, but cloud really only gives you the potential to be elastic. If your apps aren’t elastic, and your cloud usage doesn’t flex up and down based on activity levels, then it’s really just expensive. The same is true of containers—they don’t magically make all of your hosting problems go away, and while they have the potential to make you more agile and efficient, it isn’t that simple.
Feb 11, 2021   |  By Dinesh Raveendran
For those of you who aren’t familiar with AWS CodePipeline, it’s a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) framework that enables application development teams to deliver code updates more frequently and reliably. You may have also heard it being called a CI/CD or DevOps pipeline. These pipelines have always traditionally been used to deploy the components of a certain application whenever new code in “checked-in”.
Dec 11, 2020   |  By Tom Yuyitung
To allocate costs or maximize savings? That’s the question many AWS customers will have to answer when formulating their FinOps strategy relating to Savings Plans. If part of your daily routine is finding ways to cut cloud costs, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. Appropriate chargeback reporting is an undeniable necessity for any business, but in this world of uncontrolled rising cloud costs, so is capitalizing on any savings opportunities!
Nov 11, 2020   |  By Chris Newton
A few years ago, we realized that spending in our AWS product test environment had jumped significantly from one month to the next. We drilled down into the issue and traced it to some RDS database instances that had been spun up to test new product features. No one realized that these expensive instances were left running after the tests were complete, and subsequently racking up charges for several months.
Nov 4, 2020   |  By Mikhail Kouznetsov
For many years after the inception of Compute Engine on June 28, 2012 (GA December 2, 2013), N1 was the only Google Cloud machine type family offered.
Oct 28, 2020   |  By Faisal Mohammad
Cloud is a driving force that is reshaping organizations to adapt their people and processes in embracing this game-changing technology. Recently, Mike Fonseca of HashiCorp published a Guide to Cloud Cost Optimization with HashiCorp Terraform, in which he details how Densify can seamlessly integrate with Terraform in to help ensure your enterprise infrastructure is always cost optimized.
Oct 10, 2020   |  By October 10, 2020
Toronto, Ontario – October 10, 2020 – Densify, a leader in cloud and container cost management, today announced that its product has been Red Hat Operator Certified and can be purchased in the Red Hat Marketplace. The Marketplace is a one-stop shop to find, try, buy, and manage enterprise applications across an organization’s hybrid IT infrastructure.
Jul 17, 2020   |  By Dinesh Raveendran
I’ve been writing about continuous cloud optimization for a while now, and recently, I’ve spoken with several organizations to understand any challenges they’re currently facing in their automation journey. Their insights would help us understand how we can improve our technology to better support them. I discovered two fundamental themes behind their challenges.
May 29, 2020   |  By Faisal Mohammad
This year’s AWS Summits are more than a little different. Despite being virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AWS is packing these events with lots of content. I’ve had a great time attending virtually, trying out hands-on labs, and sitting in on the technical sessions. As I work primarily with cost management and optimization for cloud compute services, this has been my main interest in attending the conferences. Here are my main takeaways around better managing your AWS cloud costs.
Apr 23, 2020   |  By Dinesh Raveendran
Assume you have a process to determine the optimal settings for CPU and memory for each container running in your environment. Since we know resource demand is continuously changing, let’s also assume these settings are being produced periodically by this process. How can you configure Ansible to implement these settings each time you run the associated playbook for the container in question?
Sep 17, 2021   |  By Densify
Cost analysis and allocation tools like CloudHealth, CloudCheckr, and Cloudability play an important role in many organizations’ FinOps journeys by assisting with keeping Finance informed, enabling forecasting, and driving accountability. These tools may also help provide visibility and direction around long-term purchases like Savings Plans and RIs. But, slicing and dicing your cloud costs is only the tip of the FinOps iceberg: 85%+ of your cloud savings potential lies beyond refining how you buy cloud services. You also need to optimize what you’re actually purchasing.
Aug 18, 2021   |  By Densify
Engineering job #1 is maximizing availability and performance. Engineering must proactively balance workload and service delivery with finding efficiencies and ensuring optimal cloud spend.The only way for engineers to tackle FinOps is to embed more awareness of capacity and cost into their operational processes. Watch and learn.
Jul 23, 2021   |  By Densify
Three reasons you need optimization for your K8s resources: Watch this training now and learn how you can start optimizing the compute resources that power your Kubernetes environments.
Jun 23, 2021   |  By Densify
Kubernetes adds undeniable benefits when it comes to flexibility and agility, but providing suboptimal resource specifications at the container or node level creates tremendous inefficiencies at scale, leaving resources stranded and utilization very low. Learn how the practice of Capacity Operations can augment DevOps and FinOps initiatives and enable greater agility for your operations organization.
Jun 15, 2021   |  By Densify
See how Autodesk reined in Amazon Web Services (AWS) costs with a comprehensive, cross-functional FinOps program. Densify enables successful cloud financial management at Autodesk by providing each team—Finance, Engineering, and application owners—reliable cloud optimization recommendations and trustworthy justification, creating cross-silo collaboration that delivers reliable applications at the right cost.
Jun 9, 2021   |  By Densify
Cloud financial management (FinOps) begins with bill analysis and cost allocation—capabilities that cloud providers like AWS, Azure, and GCP deliver natively. But, when it is time to truly optimize infrastructure costs, enterprises need to look deeper.
May 19, 2021   |  By Densify
Cloud elasticity makes capacity management irrelevant in the cloud, right? Wrong! In fact, with effectively no limits on potential capacity, optimization and management becomes critical. Watch as we explore opportunities for DevOps practitioners like you—linchpins for enabling cloud business strategies—to achieve greater agility while providing increased cloud ROI.
Apr 14, 2021   |  By Densify
See how Helm can be used to automatically configure the optimal resource specification for each Kubernetes (K8s) container, whenever an application is installed or upgraded.
Apr 1, 2021   |  By Densify
In this training for infrastructure architects, owners, and Finance, Red Hat and Densify teach you how to manage your container platform more efficiently and cost-effectively.
Mar 24, 2021   |  By Densify
Dig into the benefits and limitations of prominent cloud cost optimization and financial management tools, including.
Sep 13, 2021   |  By Densify
Download this whitepaper to understand the rise of capacity operations (CapOps), an online, operational discipline with the mandate of "continuous resource optimization." By refocusing on the new, more dynamic capabilities of cloud and container infrastructure, CapOps enables organizations to once again ensure that there are sufficient resources to meet the demands of applications (without allocating too much), filling a gap left by the evolution of DevOps and FinOps practices.
Sep 13, 2021   |  By Densify
Public cloud providers have introduced reserved capacity commitments as a way to take control of your cloud costs. These are branded RIs in AWS, Azure calls them Reserved VM Instances, and Google Cloud has a similar concept of Committed Use Discounts. With the hundreds of different instance types available and not knowing your workload's exact requirements, how can you possibly take advantage of the benefits of RIs?
Sep 1, 2021   |  By Densify
Infrastructure as code (IaC) is a method to provision and manage IT infrastructure through the use of source code, rather than through standard operating procedures and manual processes. Tools like HashiCorp Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, or Ansible help you automate the infrastructure deployment process in a repeatable and consistent manner, driving speed, simplicity, and efficiency.

Densify is a predictive analytics engine that removes the guesswork from optimizing cloud and container environments. Our patented technology precisely determines the resources applications and workloads require to run efficiently and safely. Leading service providers and enterprises use Densify as a foundation to drastically lower infrastructure costs, and at the same time, reduce risk and deliver better performance for their businesses.

Densify’s Unique Cloud & Container Resource Management Approach:

  • Precise: Optimization is impossible without meticulously-accurate analytics that produce actions your application owners will trust and allow.
  • Unifying: Policy and transparency that unify Finance, Engineering, Operations, and application owners to drive continuous cost optimization.
  • Integrated: Connects with your ecosystem to feed the processes and systems required to confidently optimize.

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