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Unlocking Performance in the DevOps Era

By Sumeet Singh on August 04, 2016

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:

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Out With the Old: Your Monitoring Tools Don’t Cut It Anymore

By Sumeet Singh on June 21, 2016

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.

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There’s More to Optimizing App Performance Than Maximizing CPU Availability

By Sumeet Singh on June 16, 2016

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.
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[Webinar] How to Make Your Private Cloud DevOps-Ready

By Sumeet Singh on June 13, 2016

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.

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Austin, OpenStack and the Momentum of Containers

By Sumeet Singh on May 10, 2016

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.

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May is for Momentum

By Sumeet Singh on May 06, 2016

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.

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AppFormix and Intel RDT Integration: Orchestrating Virtual Machines on OpenStack

By Parantap Roy on April 01, 2016

AppFormix, with the integration of its software set on the Intel Resource Director Technology (RDT), redefines cloud optimization through its cutting edge technology.

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Delivering Something Amazing with Intel

By Sumeet Singh on March 31, 2016

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.

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Join AppFormix at OpenStack Summit Austin

By Jennifer Allen on February 23, 2016

AppFormix is excited about the upcoming OpenStack Summit in Austin! We hope you are excited too!

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Talks to look forward to at OpenStack Summit Austin 2016

By Jennifer Allen on February 11, 2016

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. 

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