Optimizing Your Public Cloud

Optimizing Your Public Cloud

#380320

Densify allows you to optimize the performance of your cloud-hosted applications, as well as potentially reduce your cloud costs.

To learn more watch the video,

The Public Cloud menu is used to identify risk and view optimization opportunities individually for each type of public cloud environment. A dropdown menu takes you to the specific cloud platform dashboard, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud. Public cloud data for each cloud platform is available after data collection, Densify analytics and database refresh have been completed.

To learn more watch the video:

Refer to Data Collection for Public Cloud Systems for details on data collection for the public cloud, including billing data.

For each supported cloud service optimization opportunity tabular report, click the Export to Excel () icon to export the tabular data for external analysis. See Exporting to Excel for details.

You can display specific groups of cloud services by using the Guest Filter or the Recommendation Filter Menu. See Filtering Options for details.

The items in the public cloud platform specific optimization opportunities dashboards are described in the sections below.

Amazon Web Services

The AWS dashboard contains tabs with optimization opportunity reports for each supported AWS service, including EC2, RDS, Auto Scaling Groups, Reserved Instances and Spot Instances.

Reserved instances and Auto Scaling groups are covered in separate topics. See Viewing Reserved Instances and Working with Auto Scaling Groups for details.

EC2

The optimization opportunity report in the EC2 tab displays Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances from the cloud data collected. This report displays current and recommended sizing and cost details for each EC2 instance type.

See Viewing Cloud Optimization Reports for details of each component in the EC2 optimization report.

You can investigate each EC2 instance type recommendation by clicking on the number in the Count column; this takes you to the Instance Optimization Details page of each EC2 optimization group. Refer to Understanding the Instance Optimization Details Report for more details on this page.

Note: Auto Scaling groups configured with maximum group size = 1 are only included in the EC2 optimization opportunity report; Auto Scaling groups configured with maximum group size > 1 are included in the Auto Scaling Groups optimization opportunity report.

RDS

The optimization opportunity report in the RDS tab displays Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) instances that are based on the cloud data collected. This report displays the current and recommended sizing and cost details for each RDS instance type, associated with downsizing, upsizing, modernizing, or terminating the RDS instances. See Viewing Cloud Optimization Reports for details of each component in the RDS optimization opportunity report.

Recommendations are based on the memory metrics and standard infrastructure metrics collected from CloudWatch in the same manner as EC2 instances.

To view details of each RDS instance recommendation group from the report, click on the number in the Count column to view the RDS Instance Optimization Details page. Refer to Understanding the Instance Optimization Details Report for more details on this page.

Auto Scaling Groups

See Working with Auto Scaling Groups for a description of the optimization opportunities in the Auto Scaling Groups tab.

Reserved Instances

See Viewing Reserved Instances for details of the Reserved Instances tab.

Spot Instances

The optimization opportunity report in the Spot Instances tab displays EC2 instances that are of Spot Instances type. This report displays the current and recommended sizing and cost details for Spot Instances type instances. See Viewing Cloud Optimization Reports for details of each tabular column in the Spot Instances optimization report.

To view the Instance Optimization Details page of each Spot Instance optimization group, click on the number in the Count column. Refer to Understanding the Instance Optimization Details Report for more details on this page.

Advisor Insight

Through this tab, your Cloud Advisor will provide strategic insight on how to optimize and reduce risk for AWS services. See Viewing Advisor Insight for details.

Optimization Policies

This tab displays the policies applied to your AWS cloud services to produce recommendations. See Cloud Optimization Policies for details.

Microsoft Azure

Virtual Machine

This tab displays the optimization opportunity report for Azure Virtual Machine instances. It allow you to see the current and recommended sizing and cost details for each Virtual Machine instance type, associated with downsizing, upsizing, modernizing, and terminating the instances. See Viewing Cloud Optimization Reports for details on each component of this report.

You can narrow in on each Virtual Machine instance type recommendation by clicking on the number in the Count column; this takes you to the Instance Optimization Details page of each optimization group. Refer to Understanding the Instance Optimization Details Report for more details on this page.

Advisor Insight

Through this tab, your Cloud Advisor will provide strategic insight on how to optimize and reduce risk in your Azure cloud environment. See Viewing Advisor Insight for details.

Optimization Policies

This tab displays the policies applied to your Azure cloud services to produce recommendations. See Cloud Optimization Policies for details.

Google Cloud

Compute Engine

This tab displays the optimization opportunity report for GCP Compute Engine instances. It displays current and recommended sizing and cost details for each GCP Compute Engine instance type. See Viewing Cloud Optimization Reports for details on each component of this report.

You can drill down on each Compute Engine instance type recommendation by clicking on the hyperlinked value in the Count column. This takes you to the Instance Optimization Details page. Refer to Understanding the Instance Optimization Details Report for more details on this page.

Advisor Insight

Through this tab, your Cloud Advisor will provide strategic insight on how to optimize and reduce risk in your GCP cloud environment. See Viewing Advisor Insight for details.

Optimization Policies

This tab displays the policies applied to your GCP services to produce recommendations. See Cloud Optimization Policies for details.