Most organizations combat risk in virtualized infrastructure by significantly over-provisioning hardware. But this inefficiency can be avoided by optimizing workload placements and right-sizing VM allocations to simultaneously reduce both risk and capacity waste. Densify™ leverages machine-learning-based technology to optimize your virtual infrastructure, enabling you to operate with reduced costs, less infrastructure, and better performing applications.
Many companies already have VMware vRealize products. If this is the case, join our customers who have proven that layering Densify™ on top of VMware vRealize Operations and vRealize Automation will do great things for your organization. Especially if you care about:
Dramatically reducing infrastructure costs in VMware environments
Leveraging hybrid cloud as an important part of your IT strategy
Utilizing enterprise-class governance over placement decisions
Gaining insights from the optimization experts—our Densification Advisors deliver observations and advice
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.
VMware vRealize automation hard codes the hosting venue and forces you to choose between clouds manually. This can result in performance compliance issues, inflated costs, and rework to redeploy the workload.
Densify automatically determines the best hosting venue for workloads across your hybrid infrastructure, whether that’s VMware-based or not. It assesses on-prem and off-prem options simultaneously to find the best fit, based on detailed utilization analysis, business requirements, technical requirements, cloud catalogs, capabilities, performance benchmarks, and more.
Rightsizing cloud instances to ensure your workloads have enough resources without wasting money is critical in public cloud. But it requires an understanding of each cloud provider’s catalog alongside the workload requirement.
Densify provides policy-driven cloud catalog analysis for workloads, using trends to determine optimal cloud sizing and cost. This gives you an easy way to ensure you don’t overspend on unneeded capacity.
We can also help you ensure instances stay optimally sized over time as needs change. Our intelligent, automated resizing can result in 20-46% lower costs for your public cloud services.