Our partners' success is important to us, and we pride ourselves in addressing our partner's requests and requirements with a focus on where the primary use cases are for them to service our joint customers better with lower costs.
To achieve this, we have introduced some new and notable updates, which we would like to bring to your attention:
- Currently, our partners are using virtual firewalls to protect their environments. Version 4.5 simplifies the security process and introduces Security Groups
- Many of our partner's end customers are looking for better virtual machine density. To address this request we now support a memory overcommitment feature.
- One of the must-haves in Kubernetes and we have seen demand from our partners/customers is Node Groups for Kubernetes. Virtuozzo now allows you to create multiple groups of Kubernetes worker nodes.
The entire product is documented here for quick and easy reference.
New and Updated Features
1. Security Groups:
Security group is a set of firewall rules that control incoming and outgoing traffic to virtual machines. With a security group, you can specify the type and direction of traffic that is allowed access to a virtual machine network port. This feature enables improving the security of your virtual workloads w/o using any external or 3d-party virtual firewalls.
2. Memory Overcommitment:
Memory overcommitment allows to overprovision memory resources for virtual machines – provision more memory that you have physically available in your cluster. In case your customers mostly run similar workloads like WordPress, LAMP, websites, or similar use cases, this technology allows you to increase the efficiency of memory usage significantly and, as a result, increase the ROI of your infrastructure.
3. Kubernetes Node Groups:
With this feature, customers can create multiple node groups for Kubernetes workers. It allows customers to distribute Kubernetes workloads between multiple worker types depending on the performance or technical requirements.
4. Network QoS Policies:
With network QoS policies, service providers can set up rules limiting different aspects of network throughput for customer's workloads. For example, to set the maximum network throughput for the public interfaces.
5. Shingled magnetic recording (SMR) drives support:
Using modern SMR drives, with up to 20TB per drive, service providers can achieve significantly higher storage density, lowering TCO per GB of storage compared to standard drives.
Virtuozzo believes that these features will help our partners reduce overhead costs and increase their overall profitability and ROI when using Virtuozzo Hybrid Infrastructure.
With the memory overcommit, we have seen increases of up to 1.5 times better ROI on the same infrastructure. Using SMR supported drives provides users the ability to decrease the cost per GB storage by up to 20%.