Densify

Markham, ON, Canada
1999
May 25, 2022   |  By Chuck Tatham
On May 11th, at Intel Vision, Densify won Intel Partner of the year for Software Innovation. This award recognizes the impact of our jointly developed offering: Intel Cloud Optimizer (ICO). Working with Intel we launched a program for enterprise customers that combines Densify analytics software and Intel expert guidance to help match customer workloads with the cloud instances that enable the best performance at the lowest possible cost.
Feb 14, 2022   |  By Ray Boots
The global chip shortage, which began in 2020, continues as demand for semiconductor chips continues to far outpace production. Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger recently forecast shortages to be sustained through at least the remainder of 2022. As a result, IT operations teams at almost every company we’ve talked with have felt the crunch in the form of skyrocketing prices and delays of up to a year for procurement of physical servers.
Oct 27, 2021   |  By Brett Philp
The benefits of containerizing workloads are numerous and proven. But, during infrastructure transformations, organizations are experiencing common, consistent challenges that interfere with accurately forecasting the costs for hosting workloads in Kubernetes. Planning the proper reservations for CPU and memory before migrating to containers is a persistent issue Densify observes across our customers.
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.
Jun 30, 2022   |  By Densify
Learn what it takes to manage a successful optimization program.
May 20, 2022   |  By Densify
Learn how you can automate K8s right-sizing optimizations.
May 17, 2022   |  By Densify
Questions? Contact us at inteloptimizer@densify.com OR inteloptimizer@intel.com
May 9, 2022   |  By Densify
Leverage the best technology available from your favourite Public Cloud vendor(s).
Mar 10, 2022   |  By Densify
What’s putting your K8s workloads at risk? You probably didn’t immediately think of memory and CPU resources—yet, these pose significant threats to cost and performance in your public cloud Kubernetes and OpenShift deployments. Learn about the top 12 K8s risks and how you can visualize the spread of risk in your containers deployment. You'll also hear a methodology for drilling down to individual misconfigurations and resolving them.
Feb 3, 2022   |  By Densify
Complex cloud container environments worldwide are fraught with: Watch to understand our findings and hear strategies for achieving operational excellence in container FinOps.
Jan 30, 2022   |  By Densify
Densify’s histograms provide a unique way to visualize the resource health of your environment. Histograms are a powerful way to see the efficiencies and inefficiencies for container CPU Requests and Limits, as well as Memory Requests and Limits. Explore this analysis for your own environment.
Dec 14, 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.
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.

Container Infrastructure Optimization & Control.