Navigating and Optimizing within the Sea of Azure Instance Types

DevOps Best Practices Webinar

Intel and Densify Demystify Your Choices

Azure offers a dizzying array of instance types and features. The naming conventions do little to help understand the features inside, so how do you match your workloads to the optimal instance types?

Enterprises and app teams often accept "good enough" rather than seeking the best options. Intel and Densify can help you select what is best for every workload.

In this 20-min session we cover:

  1. Strategies for removing the guesswork, improving performance and reducing costs
  2. How to look beyond the naming conventions
  3. The powerful hardware features available inside Azure instances
  4. Potholes you need to avoid

We also cover how Densify can help you automatically map your workloads to the best offerings to take advantage of performance and cost improvements. Qualifying organizations can even get their use of Densify completely funded by Intel.

About the Presenters

Ozzie Diaz

Ozzie Diaz Azure US Sales Strategy & Development Lead, Intel

Ozzie Diaz has amassed his senior executive experience across the Cloud, Data Center Solutions, Mobile & Wireless, Fortune500, Service Provider, Government, Smart Grid, Big Data Analytics and Security industries. He coaches and mentors early stage startups, entrepreneurs, venture capital, working professionals and military veterans on business, career, and transition strategies.

Ozzie is most recently US Azure Sales Development Lead at Intel. Prior to joining Intel as Strategic Planner, Ozzie was Co-Founder and CTO at Liquid Grids, a social media analytics/AI company in addition to a number of venture-back startups and Fortune 100 corporate roles.

Andrew Hillier

Andrew Hillier Co-Founder & CTO, Densify

Andrew Hillier 20+ years of experience in the creation and implementation of mission-critical cloud applications for the world's largest enterprises. As CTO and Co-Founder of Densify, he heads product strategy. Hillier holds 10 patents in this field and is a noted thought leader and speaker in the area of cloud and container technologies.

Prior to Densify, Andrew led the development of trading system solutions for major financial institutions, as well as in the fields of covert military surveillance, advanced traffic and train control, and the robotic inspection and repair of nuclear reactors.