Optimizing Containers, Kubernetes and OpenShift
By Per Bauer on Thu, 09/30/2021
The container deployment model offers component autonomy, elasticity, and scalability in a way that no other framework has done before. But to reap the benefits, you need to adopt new ways of managing and optimizing your environments and their underlying resources. Learn how to manage the performance and resource planning of container workloads.
Automated Capacity Forecasting Using Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning
By Per Bauer on Mon, 06/07/2021
Better understand the different options for capacity forecasting and their characteristics, including using predictive analytics and machine learning. And learn how to choose the optimal forecasting method based on your business needs and maximize the accuracy and value of your planning efforts.
Jumpstart Your Cost Optimization Project
When exciting new services get underway, IT can be reduced to a cost center. In an effort to keep services up, leadership adopts a “performance at any cost” mindset and allocates more resources than necessary as an insurance policy against downtime. But this is not a sustainable strategy, and especially in times like these, your organization needs to focus on controlling costs in every area of the...
How to Get Buy-In for Your IT Cost Optimization Strategy
By Per Bauer on Fri, 08/28/2020
Policy alone is rarely enough to influence change. Lasting impact requires buy-in from the organization and is best achieved using a mix of different influence levers.
How to Do IT Cost Optimization
30% of hybrid IT spend is wasted. Whether you find that number shocking or not, you likely don’t know how to identify and eliminate the wasted spend while assuring performance. Many organizations have adopted a “performance at any cost” mindset to ensure service delivery and choose to overprovision IT resources for peace of mind. But the cost of overprovisioning adds up and quickly becomes...
How to Do IT Cost Optimization
Our years of experience shows that organizations waste 30% of their hybrid IT spend, on average. This article identifies the five key components of a cost optimization strategy and how to be successful with each of them.
Vityl Capacity Management 2.6 Advances Service and Cluster Monitoring and Increases Kubernetes Support
The latest release of Vityl Capacity Management includes improved dashboard capabilities, automated intelligent alerting, and other enhancements.
How to Choose a Capacity Management Tool
Finding the right capacity management tool for your organization can be a complex and confusing process. How do you start the search? Which features and capabilities should you prioritize? It’s important to have a plan and a framework to evaluate your options. Join capacity management expert, Per Bauer, as he explains the different types of capacity management tools and how to evaluate each one’s...
How to Effectively Use and Manage Container Workloads
When a new technology breaks into the market, many organizations decide to adopt without a plan for managing performance and capacity. But just like with other workloads, it’s essential that your Docker and other container workloads are monitored and managed as a part of your hybrid IT environment.
Improve Your IT Maturity with the Capacity Management Maturity Model
There’s a lot of pressure on IT to always have services up and running at peak performance and at the lowest possible cost. In a complex hybrid IT environment, this is a difficult task, with public cloud services, new technologies, and updated management paradigms to consider. It’s not enough to have software to optimize your business services. To maximize your efforts and tools, you need to...
What’s New in Capacity Management? Improved Data Collection
Your IT team needs visibility into how systems and applications are performing. The higher the data resolution, the more precisely and accurately you can pinpoint causes of spikes in resource usage. Monitoring data that allows you to profile infrastructure resource and application usage is foundational to a successful capacity management practice. The versatility and quality of the empirical data...
Vityl for Cloud Management
Hybrid Cloud Management Hybrid cloud refers to a mix of public and private cloud resources. Many organizations are moving their IT footprint to the cloud because running applications in the cloud often removes the capital expense of purchasing hardware and software, which can save money. Cloud deployments also allow IT professionals and business leaders to provision resources more quickly and...