Optimizing VM density requires an understanding of intra-day workload patterns to safely place and dovetail workloads.
Ever played Tetris®? It’s a lot like that. Dovetailing workloads avoids resource contention, with no wasted space. Unfortunately, VMware solutions do not place workloads to maximize density.
In other words: They can’t play Tetris. But we can.
Our analytics proactively place workloads to safely increase density by an average of 48%, while also reducing software licensing requirements for core and processor licensing by an average of 55%, bringing a whole new level of efficiency to your VMware environments.
VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and vRealize Operations are purely reactive. They don’t place workloads to prevent performance problems—they just react to them after they happen.
Densify gives you predictive analysis that considers time-of-day patterns to detect contention risk, and proactively moves VMs in anticipation of upcoming loads—resulting in an 80% reduction of VM movement during business hours.
Used alone, vRealize Automation blueprints require you to manually decide where a workload is hosted.
Densify provides automated, API-driven workload routing that uses detailed capacity analysis, fit-for-purpose analysis, and cost ranking to make an intelligent placement decision. No end-user decisions or manual intervention required.
VMware vRealize Automation doesn’t reserve capacity—it only supports basic quotas, which are not linked to actual capacity availability. You can’t guarantee resources will actually be there when it’s time to deploy.
Densify provides patented reservation technology that actually locks resources in predictive models, preventing other provisioning activity from using them. This eliminates the need to manually “repoint” blueprints if resources are unexpectedly exhausted in your VMware environments.