Because of the densities enabled by Kubernetes and Portworx, Aurea saved 60- 90% on compute costs. Aurea saved roughly 5x on operations and development costs by deploying a single Kubernetes platform for 80 different SaaS applications.
Our clusters are highly dense, meaning we run a lot of containers per host. On AWS, we use huge instances. The recommendation from Kubernetes is 100 pods per VM. Already, we’re running 200-300 pods per host. Also, since most of the apps that we run are stateful, we can easily have 200-300 volumes per host as well. And we’re working to push these limits even further. Because of these densities enabled by Kubernetes and Portworx, we’re easily saving 60-90% on our compute costs. Portworx itself was between 30-50% cheaper than any other storage solution we tested.”– Sergey Pronin, SaaS Ops Software Engineering Manager at Aurea Software