“Without Turbonomic it gets pretty hard,” says Sam. “We’ve tried to give Developers recommendations in the past, providing basic metrics regarding network traffic, CPU utilization, memory usage, and so on, but trying to assemble that into a recommendation for our users is very resource intensive and inconsistent. It is a real challenge!”
Delivering an Innovation-First PaaS with Kubernetes & Turbonomic
With Turbonomic, however, neither Sam, his team, nor the Developers have to crunch the numbers. The software understands the resource needs of applications and continuously determines the actions that ensure they get exactly what they need to perform. Every layer of the stack is analyzed and resourced based on real time demand, from pods and services to containers to nodes, as well as the underlying AWS cloud infrastructure. With Turbonomic continuously making container sizing decisions, Sam and his team are able to present that information to their Developers and have data informed conversations about how to optimize their resources.
Likewise, Sam has started to leverage Turbonomic to manage his platform services running on Akkeris that their Developers use to build their applications.
“Our team has Kubernetes components that run the platform Akkeris. We have a lot of services that we provide to Developers and Turbonomic has helped me understand how to optimize those services.”
Next, Sam and his team aim to leverage Turbo’s API to map resize actions to “t-shirt sizes” within their PaaS. Developers will be able to select the recommended t-shirt size as part of the self-service deployment – they never have to touch K8s! “Turbonomic's API has given us all of the data that we need in order to implement its recommendations into our PaaS and we are really excited about the performance improvements and cost savings....” says Sam.
Turbonomic's API has given us all of the data that we need in order to implement its recommendations into our PaaS and we are really excited about the performance improvements and cost savings....”