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Contain cloud spend while preserving application performance with automatable cloud cost optimization tools
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What if you had smarter cloud cost management?

It’s almost impossible for humans—no matter how skilled in DevOps, SRE or cloud—to continuously determine the exact compute, storage and database configurations for cloud applications to deliver performance at the lowest cost. So, you increase the allocation of cloud infrastructure to avoid application performance risks, and often end up with an unnecessarily high cloud bill.

Using the IBM® Turbonomic® platform’s AI-powered automation and cloud optimization solutions, you can continuously help ensure application performance (both traditional and cloud-native) and optimize costs. The platform’s cloud cost management tools work with public, private, multicloud and hybrid cloud environments and with any major cloud provider. With Turbonomic software, your cloud investments are smarter (it’s an ideal solution for organizations adopting FinOps!), automation is easier, and you can finally realize the promise of agility, elasticity and speed to market.

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Optimize your cloud environment

Cloud compute optimization Turbonomic software automatically determines the correct virtual machine (VM) instance type for your cloud application workloads. The solution uses a wide range of metrics: vCPU, vMem, network and storage input/output (IO), throughput, reserved instance inventory, pricing and discounts, disk count, quota and available region.

Cloud storage optimization Turbonomic software evaluates throughput and IOPS demand to scale to the optimal storage solution for each individual disk. This includes scaling between and within storage tiers, sizing up volumes, modifying IOPS or throughput capacity on 101/102 Azure Ultra with no downtime, and deleting unattached storage devices.

Database optimization Take advantage of platform as a service (PaaS) more completely when you can scale Azure SQL and Amazon RDS database resources exactly when the application needs them, without paying for unused database capacity.

Kubernetes optimization Turbonomic software optimizes any upstream version of Kubernetes with container rightsizing, continuous pod moves, intelligent cluster scaling and container planning. The intuitive container platform dashboard lets you view the overall performance, capacity and health of your container infrastructure and get insights into top container platform clusters so you can assess their health and sort by risk level. Learn more

Reserved instances optimization Turbonomic software provides specific, automatable compute scaling actions based on utilization so you can fully use existing RI inventory and maximize reservation-to-VM coverage. The software automatically ingests and displays negotiated rates and helps you capitalize on savings opportunities.

Key outcomes

Make informed cloud cost management decisions
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities or required investments by analyzing resource usage, identifying underutilized resources and generating right-sizing actions 

  • Maximize utilization of existing reservations, savings plans and committed use discounts—and identify opportunities to increase discount coverage

  • Support rapid release cycles by modeling and optimizing costs through “what if” planning scenarios

Enhance application performance while controlling cloud costs
  • Understand the interdependencies between applications and infrastructure, proactively identify bottlenecks and take optimization actions to enhance performance and reduce costs

  • Automate self-optimization to eliminate resource contention issues, freeing up teams from troubleshooting and firefighting 

  • Dynamically adjust resource allocation in real time to match workload demands, eliminating underutilization and overprovisioning while maintaining performance 

Enable a self-optimizing hybrid cloud
  • Optimize across public, private, hybrid and multicloud—from your own data centers to AWS, Azure and Google Cloud—within a single instance of Turbonomic

  • Equip diverse and cloud-specific teams to manage multiple technology stacks through Turbonomic’s common supply chain abstraction

  • Embrace vendor agnosticism to operate at the speed your business demands

Effortlessly integrate with your cloud provider(s)


  • Turbonomic seamlessly and agentlessly integrates with your cloud provider(s), optimizing cloud costs and assuring application performance 


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Turbonomic’s automated actions not only improve performance, but they free up the team’s resources. The team now has more time to innovate rather than focusing on keeping the lights on. Gary Prindle Senior Systems Engineer Carhartt

How Turbonomic addresses common cloud challenges

How can I safely reduce my public cloud bill without impacting application performance?

Turbonomic's AI-powered software continuously generates hybrid cloud cost optimization actions that dynamically match application demand to infrastructure supply. This helps ensure applications receive exactly what they need to perform at the lowest cost. These actions do not risk performance because our analytics engine accounts for the resource needs and dependencies across the full stack, from application to platform to hardware.

The automatable, scalable solutions Turbonomic software provides allow you to drive efficiency in your cloud usage, improve your cost analysis and maximize the value of your cloud budget.

How can I maximize discount pricing coverage?

Turbonomic's analytics engine automatically ingests and displays negotiated rates with public cloud providers. It then generates specific reserved instance purchasing and scaling actions so you can take full advantage of existing RI inventory and maximize reservation-to-instance coverage.

How can I continuously eliminate cloud cost overruns for my organization?

Turbonomic enables you to integrate hybrid cloud cost optimization actions into your pipelines, processes and workflows. With Turbonomic, you can execute automation with ease and achieve immediate outcomes that last.


    What we support The IBM Turbonomic platform supports a wide range of public cloud providers including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). It also supports the integration of workflows that leverage GitHub, Slack, Terraform, Ansible and more. View all integrations Microsoft Azure

    Optimize Azure VMs, databases and volumes based on real-time demand with continuously generated actions.

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    Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    Optimize your environment, including reserved instances inventory, with continuously generated actions based on real-time demand.

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    Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

    Match application demand to Google Cloud Platform’s configuration options continuously and in real time.

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    Related use cases Cloud migration planning

    The Turbonomic platform provides easy-to-use cloud migration planning that allows you to optimize your cloud resource consumption from the start and simplify your cloud migration.

    Data center modernization

    Turbonomic software automatically optimizes your applications’ resourcing levels while dynamically scaling with business needs in real time. With a modernization strategy you get a more efficient data center and better business outcomes.

    Kubernetes optimization

    Turbonomic software automatically determines the right resource allocation actions—and when to make them—to help ensure your Kubernetes environments and mission-critical apps get exactly what they need to meet your SLOs.

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