The Supergiant toolkit was created to “scratch our own itch,” as they say. Our cloud bills were too high because our hardware utilization was too low. We found that the so-called autoscaling tools from most vendors only meant it was easy to scale up. Seriously? Anybody can scale up! Actually, scaling down is what is most important when you are on a budget and paying by the compute hour. At the end of the day, our utilization went from the low teens to over 92% utilization, saving us 50% off our cloud bill, a sum that amounted to over a half million dollars per year. Profit margins doubled, and we had flexibility to invest in our own product rather than seeing money fly out the door into the pockets of the public cloud providers. This was too good to keep secret.
Our mission is to bring these cloud-native, open-source tools other businesses. We have contributed the tools to the open source community, and if you like them, consider getting a Kubernetes Support Subscription from us. Remember: most companies are not interested in helping their customers scale DOWN. Supergiant allows you to scale infrastructure UP AND DOWN, based on what your business and applications ACTUALLY need.
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