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.
Densify enables you to reserve capacity for workloads in a specific environment. This ensures the capacity is held for when you need it and gives you an accurate picture of how much room you have available. In new environments, this acts like a fuel gauge that shows the infrastructure "filling up," even before you place any workloads, giving you total control over the transformation and on-boarding process.
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.
Densify analyzes historical intra-day workload patterns and uses these detailed models to predict what a workload will do in the future. This is critical to optimization. If you don't know what a workload will do, you can't drive higher density without incurring lots of risk. Densify uses this insight while considering all the other critical technical and business requirements to uniquely dove-tail workloads in on-premise virtual infrastructure and bare metal cloud. Think of it like a game of Tetris™ where placing the game pieces together properly will safely maximize use of the playing area. Only Densify can play Tetris with your workloads to increase VM density by 48%, reducing hardware requirements by an average of 33%. Playing Tetris also means reduced risk of resource contention, reducing VM motioning and volatility. We call this proactive automated optimization because we not only enable you to increase efficiency, we reduce your risk.
Over-sized VMs are a common area of waste in on-premise virtual infrastructure and bare metal clouds, particularly when self-service models allow users to determine allocations. With its deep analysis of workload patterns, Densify optimizes resource allocations – your workloads get exactly what they need without getting too much. These automated proactive resource allocations are supported by real-time response that enables hot-adds and bump-ups in the event of operational anomalies and resource shortfalls. Densify can also schedule and automate allocation updates (for bump ups and bump downs) when real-time changes are not allowed due to policy or operational constraints.
Densify provides organizations with the best of both worlds—automated proactive optimization to avoid resource contention while increasing efficiency and real-time response for operational anomalies:
As an add-on service to Densify, our transformation analysis leverages benchmarks to normalize data and accurately compare hosting options for any kind of server transformation. Scenario modeling provides prescriptive consolidation and migration plans so you know exactly what option best suits your applications and meets your objectives.
Reduce risk and cost by optimizing candidate qualification, hosting decisions, infrastructure choices, configurations, workload sizing, cloud instance selection and placements.
Densify helps you safely undertake these transformations and more:
Multidimensional analysis considers all of the critical constraints within an environment to qualify candidates and drive out risk. Purpose-built rules and templates detect potential configuration, utilization, technology or platform-specific risks early in the analysis process.
Get a vendor-neutral view of your environment and your future choices in hypervisors and hardware, enabling you to determine which options are best for your workloads. Evaluate any virtualization or hardware platform so that you purchase on your terms, rather than what vendors tell you.