Densify Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
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Real User
IT Architect at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 15 2017

What is most valuable?

There a lot of good features. One would be the automatic rebalancing of the environment. That was one feature which helped. With that, we could improve our efficiency of our VMware infrastructure. The second thing is analyzing the workload... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Densify works basically on the VMware infrastructure optimization and we have the VMware infrastructure in place. Our motive was to perform at capacity management, as well as the optimization of our infrastructure. So, in that sense, Densify... more»

What needs improvement?

Initially we talked about some custom reporting, wherein our customer expected certain reports on a few areas, like how the storage is allocated, how the network performance is doing, and how the network utilization is happening for a virtual... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Senior Director at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The features and capabilities which we are using right now that are driving the most value are the analytics within the public cloud. If we go out and optimize workloads internally, we get greater density, more use out of our assets, but... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In terms of reducing risk, the way the product works is that it pulls in utilization data and then based on the analytics coming out of product, will give us recommendations. We'll then review those recommendations, validate them, and we vet... more»

What needs improvement?

In terms of integration, the tool has great data. However, it's not always meaningful because the true business attributes of how most Fortune 500 companies operate are not maintaining in one tool, they're in a school of many tools. I would... more»
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Capacity Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Aug 15 2017

What is most valuable?

I think it's going to form quite a key element within a number of areas for deployment, deployment release, change management, and for managing our test environments. I have a lot of ideas how we can incorporate the technology with... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I would say that the initial thing is that it provides us with a technological basis to expand capacity management beyond Excel. It provides the basis that we can springboard off to achieve areas we could only hope for before.

What needs improvement?

So far there are a few areas. It seems that the mechanism for integration is, it goes so far but I think there could be some standard integration to normal remedy service now etc. I think that should be out of the box. The reporting; we've... more»
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Real User
Team Lead, Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Aug 21 2017

What is most valuable?

We leverage Supply and Demand Planning for Virtual Infrastructure to assist in proactive management of resources. By having a realistic forecast of available resources over intervals such as 90 days, six months and one year, we are able to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Densify provides our organization with usable recommendations for resizing VM's to optimize its use of resources. It has made the ongoing task of curating hundreds of VM's a much less manual effort. It has also provided us with impartial and... more»

What needs improvement?

Some parts of the interface are rather complex and require a bit of time to navigate, but this has never stopped us as a Densify advisor is readily available to help with our "how to" queries.
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Real User
Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 11 2017

What is most valuable?

The features which are most important: * The ability to increase server density inside of my environment, which has helped me drive reduction in costs. * The features to identify risk or bottle necks in my environment that help me avoid... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The first benefit (of improving density) helps with my operational budget; it has given me the ability to reduce my capital expense for supporting existing workloads as well as future workloads. The benefit to identity risk really helps avoid... more»

What needs improvement?

Areas for improvement are: * A closer integration to the service management processes. * Being able to correlate the systems which are at risk with systems that report performance incidents. * Maybe a tighter integration with my CMDB... more»
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User Assessments By Topic About Densify

There a lot of good features. One would be the automatic rebalancing of the environment. That was one feature which helped. With that, we could improve our efficiency of our VMware infrastructure. The second thing is analyzing the workload factors of each and every virtual machine, and then build on the analyzing workload patents. Densify helped us to improve the performance of the software by changing the configuration, like a bump-up or a bump-down of the infrastructure. This, again, helps improve customer satisfaction, if the VM is poorly configured, from a CPU memory or a storage point of view. And it also helped if this particular working machine is oversized and is not utilizing the resources which are allocated to it. We could bump down the configuration, and thereby improve our efficiency and the capacity management of our environment, so those were the key things. Plus, the overall recording mechanism is a positive. Then, when we started with this product, we were in a project deployment model, or rather we were ramping up the infrastructure. We were migrating products from the current workload to the new workload. And one of the features that helped us was to understand the capacity based on the incoming workload. So, we were able to model the incoming workload into the infrastructure and identify how the environment would look after the new workload was added into. So Densify was able to help us with modeling and resource planning. It simply helps me analyze my infrastructure relatively easily. The data that we get from it is very phenomenal. It also gives us the ability to look at the future modeling of our environment, which helps in terms of planning the capacity, planning. If our workload is going down, we can reduce our infrastructure baseline. If the workload is increasing, we can increase the baseline, and it helps us define that. Also, it helps us optimize the overall infrastructure.
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What is Densify?

Densify is a predictive analytics service that optimizes your hybrid cloud in real-time. It’s not magic, it’s science. Leading Service Providers and Global 5000 organizations leverage our service to operate with less infrastructure, less cloud costs, and at the same time, deliver better performing applications to the business.

Densify customers

AIG, Bank of America, Cigna, Citi

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