How we saved 50% of cloud costs: Tryg Insurance shares patterns for dynamic right-sizing of large Kubernetes cloud footprint
Meeting SLOs while also reducing cloud costs requires right-sizing and optimal configuration of the Kubernetes environment for your apps. Cluster size, compute shape, scaling, resource requests, are among the many factors impacting service experience and associated costs. However, it is often challenging to accurately estimate the needs of your applications or dynamically adjust to achieve this cost-performance sweet spot.
Tryg - Scandinavia’s largest non-life insurance company – will share the concrete methods they use to accurately measure resource utilization for their claims processing app, right-size their K8s environment, and automate dynamic resizing. This enables them to only pay for the resources needed – resulting in significant cost savings without compromising on performance.
Varsha is a DevOps Engineer at Tryg - one of the largest Nordic non-life insurance companies. Part of the Platform Ops team, she works on a few of the leading cloud platforms like Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Microsoft Azure. As a Certified Kubernetes Administrator, she has deep expertise in containerization using Docker and Kubernetes and various other DevOps technologies, including Gitlab CICD, Kafka, Prometheus, ElasticSearch, Grafana, Kibana, Postgres, and CockroachDB databases. Her language skills include shell scripting, python, ansible playbooks, terraform code (IaaS), golang. Varsh resides in Denmark. Fluent in English, Kannada, and Hindi. If she isn't talking about tech, she is probably boring someone with her decade-long training in Indian Classical Dance - Kathak!
Chip is the technical product marketing manager for OCI cloud native container services- focusing on Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, Container Instances, and Functions. Previously, he worked as a technical marketing manager at AWS. Chip has a wealth of experience with containers and Kubernetes, starting as a solution architect before transitioning to product-focused roles. He holds certifications as a Kubernetes Administrator, Kubernetes Application Developer, and Kubernetes Security Specialist.