Densify

Markham, ON, Canada
1999
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At Intel Vision April 2024, Densify won Intel Partner of the year for Cloud Solutions. This award recognizes the impact of our jointly developed offering: Intel® Cloud Optimizer. Densify – Cloud: For Densify’s collaboration with Intel to continuously fine-tune the Intel Cloud Optimizer software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, to include a sophisticated understanding of key Intel hardware features and how they benefit specific customer workloads.
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On this episode of Densify Talks, we welcome Gokul Naidu, Senior Manager, Cloud Operations for SAP’s SuccessFactors Product Suite. Andrew and Gokul discuss an array of topics in the episode. The general theme of the discussion focuses on cost management and the importance of being prepared, aware, and executing the right planning in order to avoid sticker shock.
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Densify has just been recognized by GigaOm as a Leader and “Fast Mover” in the market for Kubernetes Resource Management. This is the second year in a row that Densify has gained this distinction and comes in addition to also being named a leader and outperformer in GigaOm’s report on Cloud Resource Optimization in June of last year.
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Time and time again we hear the same statements from FinOps teams with respect to what is holding back optimization of wasteful cloud resource consumption. Engineers and App Owners are interested in helping but stop short at actually taking actions to reduce that waste. There are many reasons for this main sticking point when it comes to application owners and developers taking action.
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Time and time again we hear the same statements from FinOps teams with respect to what is holding back optimization of wasteful resource consumption. Engineers and App Owners are interested in helping but stop short at actually taking actions to reduce that waste. There are many reasons for this main sticking point when it comes to application owners and developers taking action.
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If you’re sick with a cold then measuring your body temperature is a wise move or maybe if things are really bad a visit to a doctor might result in testing vs. what are considered “normal” levels in order to diagnose the issue; seasonal flu or infection? To improve our health after picking up a bad bug, we do things that affect our situation back to normal levels once again where we can then declare ourselves healthy.
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We’ve seen two general approaches to getting optimization done to reduce cloud costs in our customers; the first and most popular is “the stick” where FinOps teams campaign against lines of business development teams with a mantra of “spend less”!
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Cloud Tagging should be automated, not left to humans. Optimization in the cloud is actually really simple. Here’s how we get our customers thinking differently which in turn makes them successful. “To your developers the cloud is like a candy store is to a kid where all the candy is free”. Just as parents need to teach their kids the value of money, you need to teach your developers the value of cloud spend.
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You’ve loaded data into Densify and after reviewing recommendations your developers don’t want to take the recommended action – they aren’t trusting, yet. This is one of the top issues identified by the FinOps Foundation and many of our customers of Densify – but not all. Let’s explore what some customers do differently to build organizational trust in taking optimization recommendations.
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One of the first considerations for FinOps teams trying to lower their public cloud spend is investing in long-term savings vehicles available from their Cloud Service Provider. These programs can provide customers with upwards of 72% savings off on-demand prices, in return for a 1-to-3-year usage commitment, so it’s pretty common that we see them in use by our customers.
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We cover some real world cases and provide valuable insights into how resources might be the source of future angst that you could avoid. With so many moving parts and so many settings it is nearly impossible to avoid resourcing issues and unnecessary cost in container environments.
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Supercharge FinOps by empowering engineers to be part of the solution. We cover 3 ways to support engineers to take action + a live demo.
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Watch this 20-min video to learn how Intel and Densify can help you improve your FinOps outcomes with Intel® Cloud Optimizer. We cover the critical ingredients to empower engineers.
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Resource governance is a new approach to resource and cost optimization that is focused on engineers, with the goal of giving them optimal flexibility while still maintaining safety and cost efficiency.
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Enterprises face many challenges when FinOps programs turn to infrastructure optimization to find cloud savings. Cloud catalog complexity, reluctant engineers or even having the staff and time to make the many changes required can all slow down or impede progress and savings. In this 20-min session we will cover the 6 things leading large scale cloud users have learned are critical to cloud optimization programs.
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The importance of optimizing your tags. Watch this 20-min session to learn about the importance of accurate and consistent tagging, outlining the direct impact it has on data quality, security, and automation.
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Some things are better left to machines. Watch this 20-min highly focused kubernetes session. We will cover.
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The ’80-20’ Rule Applied to Kubernetes Optimization. Watch this 20-min session to hear Densify’s experts discuss strategies for optimizing Kubernetes environments while minimizing the required work. During this session Densify will present an analysis of a large scale Kubernetes environment showing how 80% of optimization savings can be achieved by focusing on 20% of the container deployments.
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Watch this 20-min session to get an in-depth look at factors that must be considered when optimizing containers, and effective ways to optimize container density to make sure that they don’t get throttled or killed, while at the same time making sure that being safe doesn’t run up a huge cloud bill. We cover 3 critical factors that are key when optimizing.
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Cost Optimization of Kubernetes by Driving Node Density. In this 20-min session we dive into the hazards of node rightsizing without resource insight, including an actual customer scenario and a live demo.
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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.
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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?
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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.