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Turbonomic Extends AI-Powered Workload Automation to Kubernetes-as-a-Service Offerings

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Self-Managing AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Pivotal
Kubernetes Services Assure Performance While Maximizing Elasticity and
Maintaining Policy Compliance

Turbonomic,
the leader in workload automation for hybrid cloud, today extended its
unique self-managing
Kubernetes
capabilities with new support for Amazon Elastic
Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS), Microsoft Azure Kubernetes
Service (AKS), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), and Pivotal Container
Service (PKS). Turbonomic enables customers to continuously assure
performance, maximize elasticity and maintain compliance with business
policies across their Kubernetes-as-a-Service (KaaS) offering of choice.
The company will be demonstrating its KaaS management capabilities at
VMworld US 2018 (booth #1634).

Container platforms play a central role in digital transformation. Over
50 percent of organizations are expected to run containerized
applications
in production by 2020, up from less than 20 percent
today. Kubernetes is now the infrastructure of choice for dynamic modern
applications because of its portability, interoperability and
extensibility. KaaS offerings make it easier for customers to build and
deploy Kubernetes, but the fundamental challenge of navigating the
tradeoffs between performance, policy compliance and cost still
increases.

Turbonomic's AI-powered decision engine ensures containers (Kubernetes
"pods") always have the exact resources needed, at the right time. In
addition to EKS and AKS support, Turbonomic also delivers full-stack
control in AWS and Microsoft Azure cloud environments by optimizing the
underlying compute, storage and database instances. Turbonomic's
workload automation capabilities now enable workloads to be
self-managing, anywhere, in real-time spanning on-premises to public
cloud environments, and covering workloads of all types - virtual
machines, cloud instances and containers.

New KaaS management capabilities enable EKS, AKS, GKE and PKS customers
to:

  • Ensure optimal container redistribution through automated pod
    rescheduling in KaaS deployments, assuring the performance of
    containerized services. When rescheduling pods, Turbonomic also
    considers container platform compliance policies, including node
    labels, affinity and anti-affinity;
  • Optimize container-resource reservation, requests, and limits
    in KaaS deployments, ensuring containers have the exact resources
    needed to perform, while eliminating over-provisioning so that
    customers never overspend in the cloud;
  • Intelligently scale Kubernetes clusters in and out based on
    real-time demand, assuring application performance while minimizing
    cost, which allows customers to fully realize the Kubernetes promise
    of elasticity.

"Customers want the portability and elasticity of Kubernetes and KaaS
offerings get them there more quickly. Operationally, they still have to
manage performance, compliance and cost overruns—KaaS alone does not
solve for that. Driven by the success of CDI's Zero Touch Operating
Model, we're excited to work with Turbonomic and build a next generation
AI-powered workload automation offering into CDI's portfolio to give our
clients the confidence that they can realize the full promise of
Kubernetes on any cloud as they build, develop and maintain the modern
applications that will carry their business forward," said Jason
Kalvesmaki, Vice President of Sales at CDI
Corporation
.

"Kubernetes will continue to fuel the modernization of applications and
services," said Charles Crouchman, CTO at Turbonomic. "Only Turbonomic
enables KaaS offerings to self-manage, freeing DevOps and Operators to
focus on innovating to drive digital transformation."

Support for EKS, AKS, GKE and PKS will be available this Fall. For more
information, register
to join today's webinar, Self-Managing KaaS: Workload Automation for
EKS, AKS, GKE, and PKS
, beginning at 11:00 AM ET.

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About Turbonomic
Turbonomic delivers workload automation for
hybrid cloud, thereby continuously assuring performance while lowering
cost and maintaining compliance with business policies. The Turbonomic
platform matches workload demand to infrastructure supply, helping
customers maintain a continuous state of application health. Founded in
2009, Boston-based Turbonomic is one of the fastest-growing technology
companies, trusted by thousands of enterprise organizations to activate
their hybrid cloud journey. To learn more about Turbonomic, visit turbonomic.com.

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