Microsoft Azure Resource Optimization

Perfectly Match Your Applications’ Demands to the Right Azure Resources
Microsoft Azure Optimization

Scientifically Balance Azure Resources with True Application Requirements

A scientific approach to matching application demands with Azure resources that begins with your application’s needs—not the bill.

Densify machine learns workload demand patterns and precisely determines the optimal resources needed to host them. By aligning application supply and demand in this way, Densify optimizes infrastructure consumption first, then helps you purchase more intelligently.

Dashboard showing level of optimization for Microsoft Azure infrastructure and recommended changes

Detailed Management & Optimization Recommendations for Azure

Densify provides constant detailed recommendations to target an incredible array of potential performance and cost optimization actions:

Termination of idle instances
Through a variety of screening methods, Densify identifies workloads that have a high probability of being dormant and could be terminated.
Downsizing of Azure instances with excess resources
Densify applies your desired policy for whitespace and fit for purpose to tell you exactly where there is waste
Upsizing of instances with resource risks
Densify will tell you when to increase resources to ensure reliability and performance
Modernizing to new and cheaper instances within the same family
Often Microsoft will introduce new instances within the same Azure family that not only perform better but may also be new and less expensive
Family changes to better match the personality of workloads
Sometimes best efforts to pick the right instance family don’t work out and Densify can tell you if the personality of your workloads would be better served by a different selection.
Effort estimates for changes
For every recommended change, Densify also calculates an estimate of effort to make the change. This allows you to prioritize and tackle modifications in logical waves.
Microsoft Azure dashboard showing instances that should be optimized and associated estimates, such as time required and risk

Azure Application Owner & Stakeholder Collaboration

The successful implementation of infrastructure optimization changes will always require collaboration with application owners. App owners can be resistant to allowing change but this can be overcome with accurate analytics, transparency and trust. For every recommendation the Densify engine produces, a complete impact analysis and recommendation report is automatically produced. This can be delivered to app owners and approvers through a variety of mechanisms including ticketing systems, collaboration environments such as Slack, email, or reports.

Densify always evaluates the most advanced cloud service offerings against the needs of your workloads, and packages easy-to-understand analysis and justification for your app owners to speed approvals
The Densify Impact Analysis Report for Azure communicates the projected impact of recommended changes to app owners to help with approvals

Azure Cloud Cost Intelligence

Densify cloud cost intelligence automatically collects Azure billing data to bring deep visibility into current and historical spending patterns, Department and region level views with custom tagging extensibility. Easily export for sharing or further analysis via spreadsheet.

Azure cloud cost reporting

Advanced Anomaly Detection for Azure

Densify will constantly be on the lookout for anomalous patterns of spending with drill down for investigation.

Azure instance anomaly graph

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