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Businesswire | May 10, 2023
Grafana Labs, the company behind the world’s most ubiquitous open and composable operational dashboards, today announced updates to its fully managed Grafana Cloud observability platform: The powerful new Adaptive Metrics feature, which enables teams to aggregate unused and partially used time series data to lower costs, is now available for broader public access. This feature leverages enhanced insights into metrics usage recently added to Grafana Cloud's Cardinality Management dashboards, which are now available in all Grafana Cloud tiers, both free and paid. Together these advancements, powered by the open source project Grafana Mimir, help organizations rapidly scale at cloud native pace while optimizing metric cardinality and controlling costs.
With the increasing usage of cloud native architectures and rapid adoption of Prometheus and Kubernetes, observability teams are faced with an explosion of metric data. Prometheus cardinality can often lead to surges in metric costs. Teams are looking for solutions that help them scale out metrics adoption within their company without massively growing their spend. To help solve this problem, Grafana Cloud now offers:
Cardinality Management dashboards for identifying unused metrics
Grafana Cloud’s Cardinality Management dashboards now include insights into the usage of high cardinality metrics, to help distinguish between metrics that are being used and metrics that are unused. The ability to identify high cardinality metrics that are unused in dashboards, queries, recording rules, and alerting rules results in actionable outcomes for SRE or centralized observability teams looking to confidently make data-driven decisions to reduce metrics spend without impacting observability. The Cardinality Management dashboards were first introduced late last year to Grafana Cloud Pro and Advanced customers, but now are generally available to all Grafana Cloud users, including those on the Grafana Cloud Free tier.
Adaptive Metrics for turning usage insights into cost savings
Grafana Cloud's Adaptive Metrics feature takes insights about usage from the Cardinality Management dashboards one step further: It gives users better control of spend on observability metrics by enabling aggregation of unused or partially used metrics. (With partially used metrics, only a subset of the metric’s labels are used.)
The Adaptive Metrics aggregation engine transforms these metrics into lower cardinality versions of themselves at ingestion. Unused or partially used labels are stripped from incoming metrics, reducing the total count of time series persisted – and thus the user’s monthly bill.
Adaptive Metrics recommends aggregations based on an organization's historic usage patterns, and users can choose which aggregation rules to apply. Dashboards, alerts, and historic queries are guaranteed to continue to work as they did before aggregation, with no rewrites needed. If usage needs change, users can immediately revert back to the unaggregated version of a metric and get the extra detail they need going forward.
Based on results reported by early users, Grafana Cloud Adaptive Metrics can eliminate an estimated 20-50% of an organization’s time series with no perceived impact on their ability to observe their systems.
"We carefully watch our metric and cost consumption, and in the past we manually evaluated every metric to identify what to drop, which was extremely time consuming and a tedious process. Grafana Cloud Adaptive Metrics simplified this process for us by generating recommendations curated for our environment, reducing the amount of time spent by half. I wish I had this feature sooner," said Lydia Clarke, DevOps Engineer at SailPoint.
Grafana Cloud Adaptive Metrics is now available in a public access program for all Grafana Cloud tiers. Sign up for access here.
"While we've seen the value that Prometheus brings to organizations, we've also seen its popularity lead to rapid adoption and uncontrolled costs," said Tom Wilkie, CTO at Grafana Labs. "In fact, we even had this problem at Grafana Labs, running our own Prometheus monitoring for Grafana Cloud. One of our clusters had grown to over 100 million active series, and 50% of them were unused. We started thinking about how we could solve this problem, and Adaptive Metrics was the answer. We've reduced that cluster by 40%, and we're excited to share this powerful capability with our Grafana Cloud users.”
About Grafana Labs
Grafana Labs provides an open and composable monitoring and observability stack built around Grafana, the leading open source technology for dashboards and visualization. There are more than 3,000 Grafana Labs customers, including Bloomberg, Citigroup, Dell Technologies, Salesforce, and TomTom, and more than 1M active instances of Grafana around the world. Grafana Labs helps companies manage their observability strategies with the LGTM Stack, which can be run fully managed with Grafana Cloud or self-managed with the Grafana Enterprise offerings, both featuring scalable metrics (Grafana Mimir), logs (Grafana Loki), and traces (Grafana Tempo) as well as extensive enterprise data source plugins, dashboard management, alerting, reporting, and security. Grafana Labs is backed by leading investorsLightspeed Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital, GIC, Sequoia Capital, Coatue, and J.P. Morgan. Follow Grafana Labs on LinkedIn and Twitter or visit grafana.com.
CLOUD APP DEVELOPMENT, CLOUD APP MANAGEMENT, CLOUD DEPLOYMENT MODELS
Businesswire | May 10, 2023
Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in hybrid multicloud computing, today announced Nutanix Central, a cloud-delivered solution that provides a single console for visibility, monitoring, and management across public cloud, on-premises, hosted or edge infrastructure. This will extend the universal cloud operating model of the Nutanix Cloud Platform to break down silos and simplify consistently managing apps and data anywhere.
Most organizations today are struggling with the complexity of managing an increasing number of environments across on-premises, public cloud, and the edge, leading to management silos, costs, security risks, and more, according to the Enterprise Cloud Index. Organizations looking for a seamless hybrid multicloud experience require a universal cloud operating model, meaning consistent management across endpoints, integrated security, self-service and on-demand resources, governance and full license portability that allow customers to run apps and data anywhere. The Nutanix Central™ solution will greatly simplify management at a large, federated scale across endpoints.
“The reality for most enterprise customers today is that they’re managing a vast number of applications across multiple environments. This is leading to significant management challenges that are only going to increase as hybrid multicloud deployments grow,” said Thomas Cornely, SVP, Product Management at Nutanix. “With Nutanix Central, we will extend our hybrid multicloud platform to deliver a truly universal cloud operating model to include consistent management across public clouds, on-premises, hosted and edge environments.”
Nutanix Central will provide cloud-delivered unified management and reporting of the entire Nutanix environment distributed across private, public, and edge clouds from a single place. It will also support multi-domain use cases including federated identity and access management (IAM), global projects and categories, global fleet management, all enabling IT teams to deliver self-service infrastructure at scale while remaining in control of governance and security.
From the Nutanix Central dashboard, customers will access domain and cluster-level metrics, including capacity utilization and alert summary statistics, to get a quick overview of the state of each domain. This functionality will also enable seamless navigation to individual domains, based on individual user role-based access control (RBAC), across all domains registered. Additionally, customers will be able to discover, deploy, and manage Nutanix solutions and interoperable partner solutions. Nutanix Central will be available to customers as part of their Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure™ (NCI) license.
Organizations struggling with managing applications and data across environments, including multiple public clouds, on-premises, hosted datacenter, and edge endpoints, will benefit from Nutanix Central and a universal cloud operating model. For example, an organization with hosted datacenters in multiple locations, as well as different public cloud vendors across geographies will be able to enable a centralized governance and security program. Similarly, retailers with a large number of stores would greatly benefit from having one control plane to manage edge locations.
In addition to Nutanix Central, the company today also announced new capabilities in the Nutanix Cloud Platform to support higher performant and more secure applications and data – all of which will be managed through Nutanix Central. Specifically, the improvements enable independent scaling of compute-only nodes running database virtual machines on either AHV or ESXi, to tune performance and reduce total cost of ownership, and the introduction of high-performance storage-only nodes. Nutanix will also deliver enhanced software-defined networking and simplified micro-segmentation capabilities across customer, partner, and hyperscaler-owned networks by using Flow Virtual Networking™ (FVN) capabilities and Flow Network Security™ (FNS) features, allowing customers to exercise defense-in-depth for greater cyber resilience.
Nutanix Central and new functionality in Flow Network Security are under development. New performance capabilities in the Nutanix Cloud Platform and new functionality in Flow Virtual Networking are available to customers now. More information is available here.
“Leading Global Enterprises rely on TCS to help them choose, orchestrate, and optimize their hybrid multi-cloud strategy. Nutanix is often TCS’ platform of choice for delivering this technology ask and creating business value. With its seamless governance & security management, Nutanix Central helps TCS and its customers break down IT silos and bring the focus back to business metrics.”
- Dinanath Kholkar, SVP and Global Head of Partner Ecosystems & Alliances at TCS
“One of the biggest shifts in IT that we have seen since the pandemic is that businesses don’t want to be caught flat footed anymore. One of the elements of ensuring this is cloud adoption and datacenter modernization but the other, equally important, element is developing an operational approach that is universal across environments. With Nutanix Central, Nutanix will push the envelope on what hybrid multicloud means by delivering the same operating model and management across multiple clouds along with full license portability.”
– Scott Sinclair, Practice Director, ESG
“Solving real-world challenges requires robust infrastructure solutions that generate faster insights from edge to cloud. Lenovo is helping Nutanix customers implement AI-enabled Edge deployments with solutions designed for the unique performance, footprint, and cost needs of this fast-growing segment. As edge computing grows in popularity, the Nutanix Central cloud-delivered management service will help our joint customers monitor and manage these distributed environments with a federated management view."
– Brian Connors, VP and GM, Software & Business Development at Lenovo
Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software, offering organizations a single platform for running apps and data across clouds. With Nutanix, companies can reduce complexity and simplify operations, freeing them to focus on their business outcomes. Building on its legacy as the pioneer of hyperconverged infrastructure, Nutanix is trusted by companies worldwide to power hybrid multicloud environments consistently, simply, and cost-effectively. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow us on social media @nutanix.
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Globenewswire | April 05, 2023
Zadara, a recognized leader in edge cloud services, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with BroadBand Tower, a leading Japan-based internet services and cloud solutions provider to provide its Zadara Edge Cloud Services for BroadBand Tower’s launch of its c9 Flex-N Infrastructure-as-a-Service Platform, a cloud-based full stack solution including storage, compute, and networking.
BroadBand Tower supports a large portion of Japan's internet service, including top portal sites, e-commerce sites, video distribution sites, and social media- organizations that generate massive volumes of data every day.
c9 Flex-N is the first full stack cloud service in Japan for Zadara and will provide BroadBand Tower’s customers with flexible, open cloud environments for all service layers, from hardware-as-a-service (HaaS), infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to software-as-a-service (SaaS). Powered by Zadara Edge Cloud, c9 Flex-N supports hybrid and/or multi-cloud environments allowing customer workloads to be moved to and from the platform without vendor lock-in or long-term commitments; complete with 24/7/365 support and best-in class SLA guarantees. c9 Flex-N, powered by Zadara, delivers that infrastructure on a true utility consumption model.
“BroadBand Tower’s goal is to enable our customers to store, manage and retrieve their data quickly and efficiently, and allow them to focus on innovating, and growing their businesses,” said Hiroshi Fujiwara, Ph.D. Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of BroadBand Tower.
Zadara Edge Cloud utilizes powerful enterprise-grade hardware and software infrastructure to deliver services that are flexible, reliable, and scalable, allowing service providers like BroadBand Tower to provision on-demand compute, networking, and storage services with simple and transparent ‘pay-as-you-go’ OpEx pricing.
“BroadBand Tower is one of the largest players in a market where we have been making valuable inroads. Zadara’s Edge Cloud Services make sense as the underpinning for the new c9 Flex-N IaaS platform and for growing our presence in the crucial Japanese marketplace,” said Nelson Nahum, CEO of Zadara. “We are excited to work with BroadBand Tower to power the c9 Flex-N platform and to help us move to our next phase of growth as we continue to build and operate the largest global Edge Cloud Network.”
Since 2011, Zadara’s Edge Cloud Platform simplifies operational complexity through automated end-to-end infrastructure provisioning of compute, storage and network resources. Zadara Edge Cloud users are supported by Zadara’s team of battle-tested cloud experts and backed by our 100% SLA guarantee. With solutions available on-premises and through cloud and colocation providers, Zadara’s turnkey hardware/software, combined with its pay-only-for-what-you-use model, helps companies gain agility without sacrificing the features and functionality that enterprise IT teams demand. Zadara operates worldwide, including clouds in hundreds of data centers at public- and private-cloud partners, with an expert team that provides follow-the-sun services. Zadara is headquartered in Irvine, California, with locations in Cirencester, England; Tokyo, Japan; Tel Aviv and Yokneam, Israel; Bangalore, India; and São Paulo, Brazil.
About BroadBand Tower
BroadBand Tower supports many of Japan's Internet services, including top portal sites and e-commerce sites, video distribution sites, and social media. BroadBand Tower supports the massive volumes of data generated daily by these Internet services (big data) through its data centers and cloud service, providing the latest storage products and services for big data.