HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Zenoss | March 20, 2023
Zenoss Inc., the leader in AI-driven full-stack monitoring, today announced it has released streaming data monitoring for Kubernetes, the most widely deployed open-source orchestration platform used to manage containerized applications. This real-time monitoring of Kubernetes streaming data is part of a broader set of initiatives focused on cloud-based monitoring, which enables visibility for ephemeral systems that cannot be effectively monitored by traditional monitoring tools.
Kubernetes was designed by Google in 2014 and donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in 2015. It has become the de facto standard for running containers in production at scale, including in cloud environments such as AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. Also known as K8s, Kubernetes is supported by a community of professional programmers and coders from around the world. There have been over 2.8 million contributions to Kubernetes made by companies. Along with containers, Kubernetes has emerged as a primary technology for modern cloud-native workloads. According to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, organizations using or evaluating Kubernetes increased from 78% in 2019 to 96% in 2022.
Zenoss initially released monitoring and analytics for Kubernetes in 2018 and has delivered continuous innovation to become a leading monitoring platform for container-based environments. Zenoss provides full-stack monitoring and AIOps for public and private clouds, as well as for all on-prem IT infrastructure. The platform provides a view of containerized applications in the context of the broader infrastructure. This provides a common view for IT Operations, DevOps, DevSecOps, and business-level users.
In addition to previously existing capabilities, Zenoss monitoring for Kubernetes now provides:
Monitoring insights for Kubernetes clusters in a single pane of glass along with the broader infrastructure for K8s deployments in AWS, Azure and Google Cloud, as well as in private or hybrid clouds and locally hosted environments
Secure, cloud-based monitoring with zero install
Data collection and analytics in under five minutes
Visibility into the health and performance of nodes, services, pods, containers, namespaces and more
Intelligent dashboards with out-of-box templates
Smart View, actions and notifications
"There is a significant shortage of visibility into health and performance in these highly complex container orchestration environments," said Trent Fitz, chief product officer for Zenoss. “Just as application developers have adapted to be more efficient, scalable and automated, we are doing the same for monitoring these environments.”
Zenoss Cloud is the leading AI-driven full-stack monitoring platform that streams all machine data, uniquely enabling the emergence of context for preventing service disruptions in complex, modern IT environments, including those built on Kubernetes. Zenoss Cloud leverages the most powerful machine learning and real-time analytics to give companies the ability to scale and adapt to the changing needs of their businesses.
Zenoss works with the world's largest organizations to ensure their IT services and applications are always on. Delivering full-stack monitoring combined with AIOps, Zenoss uniquely collects all types of machine data, including metrics, dependency data, events, streaming data and logs, to build real-time IT service models that train machine learning algorithms to deliver robust AIOps analytics capabilities. This enables IT Ops and DevOps teams to optimize application performance, predict and eliminate outages, and reduce IT spend in modern hybrid IT environments. Zenoss is recognized in The Forrester Wave™: Intelligent AIOps Platforms, Q4 2022, the 2022 Gartner Market Guide for AIOps Platforms, and in the 2022 Gartner Market Guide for IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools.
Pivotal Commware, Inc. | April 25, 2023
Pivotal Commware, global leader in 5G mmWave infrastructure products for the wireless edge, announces that Pivotal Turnkey is expanding 5G mmWave coverage for a Tier 1 mobile network operator (MNO) in Atlanta. Pivotal Turnkey provides an end-to-end solution using Pivotal’s mmWave product ecosystem.
Turnkey delivers fixed wireless access (FWA) households to MNOs at lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) – 25% to 35% the cost of fiber – and lower time-to-revenue. Pivotal’s breakthrough network planning tool, WaveScape™, optimizes the placement of network elements, like the Pivot 5G® network repeater, for a given coverage objective. Network management and optimization for the repeater network layer is handled by Pivotal’s cloud-based Intelligent Beam Management System (IBMS).
Besides the size, weight, and power consumption advantages of the Pivot 5G, WaveScape’s latest development, the Reverb™ pathloss modelling feature, performs ray tracing to model reflection and diffraction and quantify their impact on network coverage. Reverb is compatible with WaveScape’s ultra-high-resolution data, and it allows coverage qualification to be extremely deterministic, giving carriers high confidence in its Mobility coverage predictions and FWA qualifications.
“Like its predecessors MDU Optimizer™ and 3D visualization, Reverb helps compress Pivotal’s network deployment process time and ensures carriers equipment is being deployed and utilized as efficiently as possible,” said Jay Maciejewski, General Manager of Pivotal Turnkey.
“With Pivotal Turnkey, we can go into any city where an MNO has deployed mmWave 5G coverage for mobility services and use their pre-existing network elements, alongside ours, to light up new FWA services in a few months,” said Brian Deutsch, CEO of Pivotal Commware. “By providing the lowest total cost of ownership for the operator and accelerating their time-to-revenue, we go from FWA-zero to hero in just a few months.”
Effective deployment partnerships have been key to Turnkey’s success. In Georgia, Pivotal’s collaboration with FiberLight provided efficient access to and asset deployment on local utility assets. FiberLight’s deep industry knowledge and experience working with utilities was instrumental in turning existing infrastructure into Pivotal 5G mmWave locations in a timely manner.
“For more than 25 years, FiberLight has been at the forefront of building state-of-the-art networks, and we have invested in developing and upgrading the infrastructure that ignites digital transformation for our customers,” said Ron Kormos, FiberLight’s Chief Strategy Officer. “We are pleased to partner with Pivotal to deliver the rapid turn up of 5G mm wave technology, and enable a high-capacity, resilient network to drive business success in the Atlanta market."
5G FWA has been a runaway success for MNOs competing for their share of the $100 billion U.S. broadband market. As data demand continues to climb at a 40 percent compound annual growth rate, keeping subscribers happy will require the higher capacity found at mmWave frequencies, freeing up costly and scarce sub-6 GHz frequencies for mobile users.
About Pivotal Commware, Inc.
Pivotal Commware created the world’s first product ecosystem dedicated to solving millimeter wave’s most vexing challenges: WaveScape™ network planning tool for optimizing the placement of network elements, Pivot 5G network repeaters for navigating signals around obstacles, Echo 5G subscriber repeaters for penetrating signals indoors through window glass, and Intelligent Beam Management System platform for managing and optimizing the repeater network. Pivotal repeaters use its patented antenna technology, Holographic Beam Forming® for lowest cost, size, weight, and power consumption (C-SWaP). Pivotal Turnkey Services is an end-to-end solution for planning and deploying fixed wireless access (FWA) for Mobile Network Operators.
PRNewswire | May 30, 2023
Zesty, a pioneer in dynamic cloud infrastructure solutions, announced that it has partnered with skyPurple Cloud, the public cloud operations specialists for enterprises. With Zesty, skyPurple Cloud's customers have already reduced their average monthly EC2 Linux On-Demand costs by 44% on AWS.
While cloud spend continues to increase, growth has reportedly slowed as companies remain cautious during economic uncertainty. In order to reduce cloud costs, many organizations depend on developers to constantly monitor and manage EC2 resources and cloud spend manually rather than overprovision and commit to a long-term discount plan.
skyPurple Cloud empowers businesses with support solutions for public cloud implementation. As part of its tailor-made approach, skyPurple Cloud customers employ Zesty's technology to optimally scale and automate cloud operations to drive sustainable growth and cut costs. Within the first month of implementation, skyPurple Cloud customers noticed a significant increase in service quotas for Amazon EC2 instances and saved developers considerable time and money by automatically handling quota requests on customers' behalf.
"Particularly during such a challenging time for so many, skyPurple Cloud understands how crucial it is for businesses to maintain performance and reduce costs," said Maxim Melamedov, CEO and co-founder of Zesty. "Companies are no longer able to ignore overspending and settle for suboptimal rates for their cloud resources. EC2 instances quickly become very expensive to run and companies must ensure that more of their workloads are covered by discount programs that will dramatically push down this cost premium. We're thrilled that skyPurple Cloud is helping its customers to stay cost-efficient by implementing Zesty."
"skyPurple Cloud plays a key role on the path to achieve cloud optimisation in the UK market," said Lucia Meyassed, Global Partner Manager Team Lead at Zesty. "We're excited to see its customers already saving a great deal in the cloud with Zesty and look forward to enabling even more UK-based organisations to maximize their cloud savings potential."
"At skyPurple Cloud, we know the substantial value automation tools hold for companies when it comes to optimally managing cloud infrastructure and the costs that come with it," said Roy Long, founder of skyPurple Cloud. "Zesty is the gift these companies have been waiting for – delivering cost savings in just a few days and significantly decreasing monthly AWS bills."
Interested in meeting with Zesty and skyPurple at the AWS Summit in London? Find out more here!
Zesty helps organizations to be more adaptable to changing business needs by making their cloud infrastructure more dynamic. With offerings for compute, block storage, and Kubernetes, Zesty automatically scales resources to meet application demands in real-time. This helps DevOps teams to slash cloud costs, maintain perfect app performance, minimize the hassle of managing infra, and fully realize the true flexibility of the cloud.