As OpenStack supporters and tire kickers convene in Mountain View next week at the Unlocked Infrastructure Conference (a.k.a. OpenStack Silicon Valley), it is Unlocked Performance that I will have on my mind. Lately I’ve become a zealous red-flag waver on this issue. In fact, I recently warned of a DevOps train wreck in an article in The New Stack, and I’d like to ring that warning bell again:
Until now, microservice application developers and infrastructure operators have been stuck with old monitoring tools designed for monolithic technologies, where it is common for schedulers to take several minutes to do their work.
When running on software-defined infrastructure, applications share physical hardware resources. Resource contention on a host can lead to reduced and unpredictable performance of an application.TL;DR… It does not matter how much CPU is available if workloads are competing for memory.
Recent research from Everest Group found that three-quarters of all enterprises believe in leveraging concepts like Agile and DevOps to achieve competitive differentiation, expand market share and avoid obsolescence, yet most organizations struggle with DevOps adoption.
UPDATE: Headline changed to reflect proper expression of energy around containers. Super stoked that so many people wrote me to suggest the change!
The barbecue is long gone and house band, Soul Track Mind, that entertained us during the keynotes has packed up their amps. Still, there’s one meal or one song (choose your metaphor) that we Stackers can’t get enough of: Containers.
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.
AppFormix, with the integration of its software set on the Intel Resource Director Technology (RDT), redefines cloud optimization through its cutting edge technology.
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.