On-Demand Webinar

Policy Driven Cost Optimizations on Kubernetes

Achieve automatic cost reductions by implementing Kyverno, Karpenter, and Optimize Live

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Embracing Kubernetes can introduce significant cost performance challenges. While Kubernetes offers flexibility and scalability, it can also lead to cost inefficiencies if not managed meticulously. As organizations deploy containerized applications, they often allocate more compute resources than necessary, resulting in overprovisioning and inflated cloud bills. Moreover, as organizations’ Kubernetes practices mature they require continuous monitoring and adjustment to ensure optimal governance and compliance. By implementing policy controls that define and continuously enforce cost-optimization priorities, organizations can ensure that their cost performance goals are met automatically and continuously.

This webinar will cover three key technologies that help Kubernetes customers on AWS achieve autonomous cost-optimization compliance.

  • Karpenter: An intelligent node provisioner that optimizes worker nodes to match workload resource requests
  • StormForge Optimize Live: A workload resource optimizer that continuously right-sizes resource requests with machine learning based on usage patterns.
  • Kyverno: an open-source Kubernetes policy management engine that allows you to define, enforce, and audit policies for your Kubernetes resources.

Meet the Speakers

Headshot of Ritesh Patel, Nirmata

Ritesh Patel

Co-founder & VP Products, Nirmata

Ritesh Patel is Co-founder and VP of Products at Nirmata, the creators of Kyverno – the Kubernetes-native policy engine. At Nirmata, he is responsible for commercial products for Kubernetes security, governance and automation. He also leads key technology partnerships.
Ritesh has 20+ years of experience building and delivering enterprise software solutions. Prior to founding Nirmata, Ritesh held key technical and business roles at Brocade, Trapeze Networks, Nortel and Motorola. Ritesh holds an MBA from UC Berkeley and MS from Michigan State University.

Jake Mevorach

Senior Specialist, Containers, AWS

Jacob Mevorach is a senior specialist for containers for healthcare and the life sciences at AWS. Jacob has a background in bioinformatics and machine learning. Prior to joining AWS, Jacob focused on enabling and conducting large scale analysis for genomics and other scientific areas. At AWS, Jacob focuses on supporting healthcare and life sciences customers and their account teams worldwide.

Erwin Daria

Erwin Daria

Director - Technical Alliances and Partnerships, StormForge

Erwin Daria is the Director of Technical Alliances and Partnerships at StormForge. Over his 25 year career, Erwin has served in roles spanning from enterprise IT leadership to sales engineering to product management and everything in-between for companies like Medivation, Tintri, and Juniper Networks. Erwin’s professional passions lie in building companies and technology that profoundly improve both productivity and work/life balance.

About Nirmata

Nirmata enables platform engineering teams to succeed with Kubernetes, from build to run, using policy-as-code to govern security, operations, and costs across Kubernetes clusters. Nirmata is powered by Kubernetes-native policy engine Kyverno.

Sample policies for cost/resource optimization

About StormForge

StormForge reduces cloud costs by right-sizing Kubernetes application resources, automatically and continuously. StormForge machine learning analyzes actual utilization and automatically adjusts resources up or down to meet demand, while still ensuring reliability.

Unlike cloud cost management tools that merely provide visibility, StormForge uses intelligence to determine the optimal configurations, and automation to continuously improve efficiency. StormForge reduces cloud resource usage by 30% or more, guaranteed.

Sample use case combining Karpenter and Optimize Live