April 23, 2020

Scaling OpenShift Container Resources using Ansible

Implementing Resource Optimization Insights in a Red Hat OpenShift Environment Managed by Red Hat Ansible 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 …

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April 7, 2020

How to Deploy OKD Minishift onto a Publicly-Hosted VM

If you are familiar with minikube, a lightweight implementation of the Kubernetes ecosystem, then you may have also heard of Minishift. Designed as a development platform and delivered through a utility, this is the Red Hat OKD (Origin Kubernetes Distribution—formerly called OpenShift Origin) all-in-one implementation of Red Hat OpenShift. Being highly versatile, it can be …

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April 6, 2020

Continuously Optimize Your AWS Resources with CloudFormation

If you have discovered that your application demand changes over time, you’re probably wondering how you can continuously adjust your cloud capacity in accordance to application demand. If you use CloudFormation, then you’re in luck! This article walks through how you can update your template code to automatically implement infrastructure adjustments, periodically. Considering Infrastructure as …

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April 1, 2020

When to Use AWS Graviton2 Instances

Advantages of Graviton Processor Instances for Your Workloads Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Graviton2 processor-based instances utilizing 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores. AWS Graviton2 processors deliver a significant leap in performance and capabilities over the first-generation AWS Graviton processor (A1 series) instances. Amazon boasts that these new instances provide up to a …

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January 23, 2020

Cloud Autoscaling Explained

What is Cloud Scaling? In cloud computing, scaling is the process of adding or removing compute, storage, and network services to meet the demands a workload makes for resources in order to maintain availability and performance as utilization increases. Scaling generally refers to adding or reducing the number of active servers (instances) being leveraged against …

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January 21, 2020

3 Cloud Service Management Challenges

Cloud Computing brings New Benefits & Challenges to Infrastructure Management Cloud computing has fundamentally changed the way enterprises think about information technology infrastructure. A decade ago, IT professionals would make projections about the number and types of servers they would need for the next several months to a year. In some cases, they’d plan for …

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January 16, 2020

Cloud Computing Basics

On-Premises Versus Public Cloud Computing Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud computing complements on-premises computing. On-premises refers to enterprise infrastructure that iss completely managed in a company’s data center or in a third-party data center. An enterprise is free to choose the hardware and software stack to run on their infrastructure. They’re also responsible for …

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December 9, 2019

Key Takeaways from AWS re:Invent 2019

It’s officially the second week of December and AWS re:Invent 2019 has come and gone leaving behind a wealth of announcements and information for the industry to process. With over 60,000 attendees it’s easy to see how the conference can be overwhelming. Densify was privileged to be in attendance this year as both attendees and …

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