July 12, 2022

Public Cloud IaaS Catalogs Update

Major Trends Across the Providers and Provider-specific Details So, you’re looking for the right instance type for your public cloud workload, but how do you decide? Major cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure Cloud and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) now offer such a large catalog of IaaS instances that it can …

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May 25, 2022

Densify Wins Intel 2022 Partner of the Year for Software Innovation

Densify Wins Intel 2022 Partner of the Year for Software Innovation On May 11th, at Intel Vision 2022, Densify won Intel Partner of the year for Software Innovation. This award recognizes the impact of our jointly developed offering: Intel® Cloud Optimizer. Densify – Innovation: For the creation of the Intel® Cloud Optimizer software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, …

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February 14, 2022

Surviving the Server Chip Shortage

Everyone is Struggling with Lengthy Lead Times for Server Procurement 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 …

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October 27, 2021

Forecasting Kubernetes Costs

Plan Kubernetes Memory & CPU Reservations Before Migration 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 (K8s). Planning the proper reservations for CPU and memory before migrating to containers is a persistent …

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February 11, 2021

Continuous Optimization in AWS CodePipeline using CloudFormation

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 …

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October 28, 2020

Cloud Cost Optimization with HashiCorp Terraform

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 …

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July 17, 2020

ITSM Change Management to Control Continuous Cost Optimization

The Challenges to Automating Cloud Cost Optimization 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 …

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