Intelligent VMware Infrastructure Optimization & Transformations

Optimization for on-premises infrastructure and bare metal cloud

Optimize VM density

Optimize VM density

Right-size resource allocations

Right-size resource allocations

Across All Your On-Prem Clouds

  • VMware
  • IBM PowerVM

Simultaneously increasing VM density & reducing resource contention

Densify analyzes historical intra-day workload patterns and uses these detailed models to predict what a workload will do in the future. This is critical to optimization. If you don't know what a workload will do, you can't drive higher density without incurring lots of risk. Densify uses this insight while considering all the other critical technical and business requirements to uniquely dove-tail workloads in on-premise virtual infrastructure and bare metal cloud. Think of it like a game of Tetris™ where placing the game pieces together properly will safely maximize use of the playing area. Only Densify can play Tetris with your workloads to increase VM density by 48%, reducing hardware requirements by an average of 33%. Playing Tetris also means reduced risk of resource contention, reducing VM motioning and volatility. We call this proactive automated optimization because we not only enable you to increase efficiency, we reduce your risk.

Increase VM density with Densify

Optimize Resource Allocations

Over-sized VMs are a common area of waste in on-premise virtual infrastructure and bare metal clouds, particularly when self-service models allow users to determine allocations. With its deep analysis of workload patterns, Densify optimizes resource allocations – your workloads get exactly what they need without getting too much. These automated proactive resource allocations are supported by real-time response that enables hot-adds and bump-ups in the event of operational anomalies and resource shortfalls. Densify can also schedule and automate allocation updates (for bump ups and bump downs) when real-time changes are not allowed due to policy or operational constraints.

Densify helps you right-size your environment

The most comprehensive solution available for automated optimization

Densify provides organizations with the best of both worlds—automated proactive optimization to avoid resource contention while increasing efficiency and real-time response for operational anomalies:

Right-Sizing

    • Proactive VM right-sizing to ensure resource allocations are sufficient without wasting capacity
    • Real-time hot-adds in response to CPU and memory resource allocation shortfalls
    • Scheduling of resource reclamation and right-sizing when real-time changes to allocations are not suitable due to policy and operational constraints

Placements

    • Proactive avoidance of host and environment imbalances with rebalancing actions to avoid resource contention
    • Proactive elimination of stranded capacity due to inefficient VM placements by rebalancing VMs
    • Intelligent real-time VM rebalancing through synchronization of Densify’s predictive analysis models and integration to VMware® DRS
    • Real-time analysis of new workload placement across on-prem and public cloud infrastructure, to avoid resource imbalances at the cluster and environment levels
Densify provides automated, proactive optimization

Densify Supports All Your Server Transformations

Reduce risk and cost by optimizing candidate qualification, hosting decisions, infrastructure choices, configurations, workload sizing, cloud instance selection and placements.

Densify helps you safely undertake these transformations and more:

  • Physical to virtual
  • Virtual to virtual
  • Tech refresh
  • Bare metal cloud migration
  • Public cloud migration
  • Data center consolidation

Policy-Driven, Predictive Analytics Shortcut You to The Right Answers

As an add-on service to Densify, our transformation analysis leverages benchmarks to normalize data and accurately compare hosting options for any kind of server transformation. Scenario modeling provides prescriptive consolidation and migration plans so you know exactly what option best suits your applications and meets your objectives.

Densify helps you intelligently plan transformations

Qualify Candidates & Reduce Risks

Multidimensional analysis considers all of the critical constraints within an environment to qualify candidates and drive out risk. Purpose-built rules and templates detect potential configuration, utilization, technology or platform-specific risks early in the analysis process.

Densify gives you the insight required to transform safely

Rightsize Allocations & Cloud Instances.

Get the appropriate allocations and instances to ensure performance and service levels are met without unnecessary excess.

Commit to only what you actually need with Densify

Reserve Capacity & Control The Onboarding Process

Densify enables you to reserve capacity for workloads in a specific environment. This ensures the capacity is held for when you need it and gives you an accurate picture of how much room you have available. In new environments, this acts like a fuel gauge that shows the infrastructure "filling up," even before you place any workloads, giving you total control over the transformation and on-boarding process.

Densify gives you complete control over bookings

Optimize Platform & Infrastructure Choices

Get a vendor-neutral view of your environment and your future choices in hypervisors and hardware, enabling you to determine which options are best for your workloads. Evaluate any virtualization or hardware platform so that you purchase on your terms, rather than what vendors tell you.

Densify helps you make intelligent infrastructure choices

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