This spring has been crazy at AppFormix, and I mean that in the best possible sense. So many good things have come to fruition that it’s amazing to think that it was less than a year ago when we announced that AppFormix was exiting stealth mode with our solution for moving slow, sleepy monitoring technology into the service-optimization era.
Last week, I attended the first CNCF technical member meeting in Squaw Valley as part of the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit 2016. At the meeting, I was pleased to announce AppFormix contributes a nightly CI test job to run an end-to-end test suite on Azure.As part of the effort, we also implemented cloud provider scripts to deploy Kubernetes on Azure. On top of that, I announced the launch of kube-health, a new project in collaboration with contributors from Google that will monitor the health of Kubernetes control plane services.
AppFormix, with the integration of its software set on the Intel Resource Director Technology (RDT), redefines cloud optimization through its cutting edge technology.
We’ve all had one at one point or another. Usually, the culprit is a person or a group of people who are misbehaving, acting out, and causing a ruckus in your neighborhood. Well, our development environments aren’t much different. The cloud is a shared environment, much like our neighborhoods. And while a noisy neighbor may inhibit rest, in the cloud it means something completely different. In the cloud workloads compete with each other for resources, it is typical to spin up 100s of containers on a single server. In this environment, contention is inevitable and performance suffers.
AppFormix has big news today. Working with Intel, we have integrated Intel Resource Director Technology into our software. This makes it possible —for the first time— to monitor and manage individual workloads at the processor level, in real-time.
The OpenStack Summit Austin Schedule is up and we are excited to share must see talks from the AppFormix Team and other major OpenStack empowering companies. By the community and for the community, OpenStack Summits are the place to learn, share, and network over the future of cloud technologies and explore the projects that are going to get us there.
Sometimes optimizing your Enterprise Cloud and building those key tools to improve ROI take a back seat to firefighting and trouble shooting the complex problems of the Enterprise production environments. All optimization opportunity is not lost, but sometimes a little tooling goes a long way in starting to take bites out of reaching those ROI and SLA goals. For this purpose, don't discount the widget. Read on to discover how these short and sweet real-time analysis widgets can provide huge insight into cloud infrastructure and save Operators' time and cloud budget.
The PayPal/Ebay divorce became official July 17th earlier this year. Seven months prior, PayPal Operators were commissioned to start the incredible task of surgically removing the PayPal Enterprise cloud and transplanting it to a brand new rack body. Not only did their great cloud migration succeed, but PayPal’s OpenStack Enterprise Cloud is now the largest OpenStack cloud in the world. Here’s how they did it.