It isn’t always straightforward to benefit from the rich features of cloud services. To make it easier for businesses to use the cloud, we developed BidElastic as a resource provisioning tool with two components: BidElastic BidServer cuts computational costs; BidElastic Intelligent Auto Scaler (IAS) streamlines management and monitoring of your cloud provider.
The BidServer uses simulation and advanced optimization routines to anticipate market movements and to design a robust infrastructure for cloud providers’ spot instances.
Key technical differentiators
Moving infrastructure to the cloud
- Technical requirements and cost-driven architecture design.
- Expertise in big data and HPC deployments.
Monitoring cloud infrastructure
- Predefined, customizable cloud usage dashboards.
- Solution for workload forecasting.
- Solution for automatic cost-efficient preemptive autoscaling of cloud infrastructure.
- Proprietary EC2 spot bidding solution.
To match demand in volatile workloads, you need to scale your cloud infrastructure dynamically. But that’s easier said than done. There’s a traffic spike and only 10 minutes later are new servers online. In the meantime you’ve lost customers who may never come back. To scale your resources properly you need to be able to predict computational workloads. CloudPredict does exactly that; it uses machine learning to predict computational workloads. With CloudPredict you can scale out before a spike occurs and be ready for more traffic. CloudPredict uses past usage patterns of cloud users, along with environmental data relevant to your business such as weather forecasts, social media attitudes or your competitors’ actions. It directly integrates with AWS Auto Scaling and BidElastic Intelligent Auto Scaler (IAS).
A tested cutting-edge bidding system that minimizes computational costs by optimizing strategies for buying computational power. You may be misprovisioning resources and overpaying for your current infrastructure, because it isn’t easy to pick the right mix from among thousands of different options in AWS. Let the BidServer optimize your AWS usage for the highest return on investment.
Intelligent Auto Scaler (IAS)
A software solution that automates buying, setting up and monitoring Amazon EC2 instances. Setting up and monitoring computations on AWS can be time consuming. You can have IAS do these for you and focus instead on your core business. Intelligent Autoscaler integrates with BidServer and CloudPredict.
- Analysis of cloud utilization and cost structure.
- Detection of forgotten instances and over-allocated resources.
- Cloud usage monitoring dashboards.
- Predefined set of “best practice” metrics.
- Monitoring of AWS EC2 spot prices in real time.
- Reengineering clients’ cloud infrastructure to optimize costs.
- Machine learning to autoscale AWS proactively and preemptively.
- Optimal bidding and state check-pointing for AWS spot instances.
- Optimizing expected costs against desirable SLA levels.
Big Data and large scale simulations
- Configuration and deployment of large scale simulations and Big Data infrastructure such as Elastic Map Reduce, Hadoop or Spark in the cloud.
- Optimizing storage and check-pointing schemes.
- Utilizing our spot instances and bidding algorithms for cost control.
- Deployment and management of EC2 clusters for computationally intensive problems.