Making Kubernetes Horizontal Pod Autoscaler (HPA) live up to its potential

If you’re using Kubernetes’ Horizontal Pod Autoscaler (HPA) today, you know its shortcomings. Kubernetes can autoscale your applications based on metric thresholds such as CPU and memory utilization using the Kubernetes HPA resource. The goal of HPA is critical in ensuring that your application can handle the current demand to meet your SLOs and optimize the amount of resources that your application uses. In practice, most people find that the default HPA falls short of their needs.

We are building out Predictive Scaling functionality in our cloud-based platform that leverages Kubernetes HPA. We use the HPA API and add rich telemetry data and ML to model your applications’ behavior and give insight into when applications should be scaled out or in.

Read this white paper from our product engineering team: Overcome the limitations of Kubernetes’ Autoscaler (HPA) to achieve reliable, dynamic autoscaling

The white paper covers:

  • How HPA works
  • Biggest obstacles HPA users face today
  • How custom metrics adapters are used try to overcome limitations
  • How HPA can dynamically autoscale reliably and without expensive overprovisioning.

I invite you to partner with us today to see how our platform works in your environment. Our Early Access program provides full access and we’ll be adding new functionality for Continuous Rollouts and multi-cluster management over the next months.

Better yet, let’s meet and we’ll share what we are working on with you – and you can tell us what you want to achieve.

-Brian


Kubernetes and Istio are powerful but hard to handle - we give app owners easy access

You have Kubernetes and Istio, and you understand the power of these platforms. Kubernetes allows you to operate your applications at cloud scale, and Istio gives your applications rich traffic management and security capabilities. There are still a lot of things that Kubernetes and Istio don’t do well, leaving you to come up with workarounds on your own. 

Today it’s virtually impossible for an app owner to take advantage of Istio to meet their SLO’s without becoming Istio experts. That’s where the new Aspen App Intelligence Platform comes in. We give app owners a way to access the data and functionality inside K8’s and Istio – no experience needed.

We are tackling big problems like predictive scaling, continuous rollouts and multi-cluster management. These are the problems we heard from high-performing teams.

See the 4 biggest Kubernetes and Istio problems impacting app performance (and Aspen Mesh’s approach to solving them) in our new White Paper: Kubernetes and Istio are powerful but hard to handle: This is where Aspen Intelligent Platform comes in

I invite you to request Early Access to our new platform now to get it free for a year. As we build new solutions, we want to hear your problems, show you our solutions first, and have you try them in your environment. 

You will get value Day One from the 360° Performance Insight for App Owners features. Better yet, let’s meet and we’ll share what are working on with you – and you can tell us what you want to achieve. Contact Us 

 

-Brian