Spot

San Francisco, CA, USA
2015
  |  By Rami Pinku
Deploying Kubernetes workloads in Azure using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) empowers organizations with the ability to scale with unlimited compute and storage resources. But every organization needs to keep track of its cloud spend and avoid spiraling costs or financial surprises. This makes visibility into cloud costs crucial to understanding cloud and application cost structure.
  |  By Li-Or Amir
Infrastructure optimization is the missing piece in your Internal Developer Platform (IDP) resource plane. Here’s how it can help your IDP make an impact, and ideas on how to weave it into your architecture.
  |  By Joanne Godfrey
Management of cloud costs is a business imperative. Many organizations are embracing cloud financial operations, or FinOps, to help them reduce and manage cloud spend. Typically, at least initially, FinOps practitioners focus on gaining a picture of their cloud environment and the associated cost of their cloud resources. They then utilize these reports to implement cost-cutting measures, such as right-sizing instances, removing unused resources, adjusting instance uptime, or purchasing commitment plans.
  |  By Revital Vladimirsky
New Kubernetes versions can introduce significant changes and security updates. When Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) releases a new version or a security patch, it is the user’s responsibility to be aware of updates and to perform the full update on their side. This can be a tedious and time-consuming task. Until today, Spot Ocean users needed to manually update their AMIs after updating EKS version.
  |  By Julia Mulko
Today’s companies need to determine whether their software rollouts are successful to ensure good user experience, software stability, reliability, and effectiveness during rollouts. To assess their rollouts, they monitor metrics like memory consumption, CPU usage, error rates, and more.
  |  By Shon Harris
SaaS providers prefer to host their solutions centrally on the cloud as a single deployment unit and share them across all their customers (tenants) in order to achieve strategic business objectives. To support this, SaaS generally demands cloud-managed services to help implement necessary automation, security, and observability specifically for their multi-tenanted compute layers.
  |  By Spot by NetApp
What does it take to not only reduce cloud costs but build an efficient approach to both cloud operations and FinOps? NetApp spoke to analyst firm IDC to gain valuable research insights and find the answers to pressing FinOps questions. Watch the series of roundtable interviews below, featuring host Tom Shields, Senior Marketing Director at NetApp; Jon Bock, VP of Marketing at Spot by NetApp; and Jevin Jensen, Research VP of Infrastructure and Operations at IDC.
  |  By Joanne Godfrey
Wherever you are on your cloud journey, you’re likely under pressure to cut or at least control your cloud spend. You may be undertaking “quick fix” cost cutting tactics such as turning off resources or moving workloads to cheaper services. But, as you may be finding out, tactical, reactive cost management activities generally only work for the short term and do not solve systemic inefficiencies that only increase over time if not addressed.
  |  By Kevin McGrath
At Spot by NetApp, we see an increasing number of customers embracing Azure either as their primary cloud or as part of a hybrid or multi-cloud deployment strategy. While these customers are reaping significant business benefits from Azure, optimization of application infrastructure, controlling costs and mitigating operational burden continue to challenge Azure cloud operations (CloudOps) teams.
  |  By Jeffrey Walsh
Let’s get right to the point: most Kubernetes workloads are underutilizing CPU and memory, with 49% of containers using less CPU than their defined requests. Although Kubernetes provides users with the ability to define resource guidelines for containers based on CPU and memory needs, it can be difficult to define and maintain these resource requirements for dynamic applications, especially in fast scaling scenarios.
  |  By Spot
Ep 14: On this episode, Shon and Phoebe speak with Rosemary Wang from Hashicorp, a seasoned expert in infrastructure automation, as she shares her journey from networking and telecommunications to mastering the art of cloud migrations and infrastructure as code (IaC). Discover insights into the significance of networking knowledge in cloud automation, the transformative power of IaC, and the pivotal role of community and education in advancing cloud operations.
  |  By Spot

Rosemary Wang from Hashicorp discusses Infrastructure as Code and much more! Watch the full episode: https://youtu.be/rCZtYm-7CXU

  |  By Spot
In this episode, we're joined by Bill Kleyman, a cloud architect and thought leader with a rich background in digital infrastructure. Originally from Ukraine and a music enthusiast, Bill shares his journey from network engineering to shaping the future of cloud computing. This episode delves into the impacts of the VMware Broadcom merger, the evolution of cloud repatriation, and the challenges of ethical AI. Bill's insights into the intersections of AI, sustainability, and data center innovations are not only enlightening but deeply humanizing.
  |  By Spot
Ocean is the automated Kubernetes infrastructure management platform from Spot by NetApp. Ocean continuously optimizes infrastructure based on real-time analysis of container resource requirements, maximizing utilization, performance and availability while cutting compute costs by 70%.
  |  By Spot
What is CloudOps? CloudOps, short for cloud operations, enable autonomous operations for an intelligent cloud. Learn how organizations are approaching the different layers of cloud use and the steps they’re taking to ensure cloud transformation success. This clip is from the Spot by NetApp and IDC webinar “How to accelerate your CloudOps journey,” featuring Archana Venkatraman, Research Director of CloudOps at IDC, and Jon Bock, VP of Marketing at Spot by NetApp.
  |  By Spot
Spot by NetApp CTO Kevin McGrath joins Cloud Academy's Stuart Scott to discuss how to leverage the full range of AWS pricing models to significantly reduce cloud compute costs - even for mission-critical workloads!
  |  By Spot
In this video, we'll show you how to optimize your compute cost with Azure Spot VMs.
  |  By Spot
In this video, we'll show you how to use Azure spot VMs for stateful workloads so you can take full advantage of cost savings.

Give your workloads the cloud infrastructure they deserve–always available, always scalable and always at the lowest possible cost.

Our software works with leading cloud platforms, services, and tools so that you can simplify and automate your cloud infrastructure wherever your workloads and applications run and however you run them.

One Spot Enabling CloudOps:

  • End-to-End Visibility: Gives you insights to understand cloud costs and usage, from infrastructure to workloads and applications.
  • Actionable Guidance: Shows you where and how you can increase efficiency and reduce costs in your cloud infrastructure for maximum benefit.
  • Real-Time Optimization: Uses proven, advanced analytics and machine learning to automatically and continuously optimize your cloud infrastructure.

Ensure performance, reduce complexity and optimize costs across your applications and services in the cloud.