Containers enable applications to be abstracted from the infrastructure on which they run. A container packages an application so that it can be deployed easily and consistently without regard to the environment in which it is being run. Containers can also be stacked and run on significantly less cloud infrastructure than would be required for traditional VMs.
The primary benefits of containerization include:
Just like virtual machines, containers are vulnerable to underutilization and instance sprawl. Containers can also suffer from incorrect instance type and size selection.
Densify’s analytics engine has patented workload sizing and stacking capabilities, enabling it to learn the utilization patterns of containers and their pods and scientifically determining the optimal request and limit values to ensure that the pods get precisely the resources they need, while at the same time enabling the containers to run at far higher utilization.
Densify also automates the process of updating container manifests. By supplying one line of code that can be included in popular templating technologies like Terraform, Densify makes container applications self-optimizing. This enables developers to focus their apps and lets infrastructure managers maintain high efficiency and safety by using automation to close the optimization loop.
Densify supports optimization for: