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Ellexus Container Checker looks to Revolutionize Cloud Container Use

Ellexus has launched Container Checker on Amazon Web Services’ Marketplace, a pioneering cloud-based tool that provides visibility into the inner workings of Docker containers.

Container Checker will help people using cloud platforms to quickly detect problems within their containers before they are let loose on the cloud to potentially waste time and compute spend. Estimates suggest that up to 45% of cloud spend is wasted due in part to unknown application activity and unsuitable storage decisions, which is what we want to help businesses tackle.”

Container Checker is the first tool aimed directly at the cloud market from Ellexus, the I/O profiling company. The software provider has seven years’ experience in providing dependency analysis and performance tools in big-compute environments. Ellexus Container Checker brings this expertise to a much wider audience and will enable organizations of all sizes in many sectors to scale rapidly and quickly.

Using the tool is simple; spin up the container on an AWS machine, run the Container Checker trace and receive your report when the trace is complete. It will only take as long as the application takes to run.

The following checks are included in the trace:

  • I/O performance: Small reads and writes? Excess meta data operations? Discover all the flaws that are bringing your application to a standstill – and costing you in wasted cloud spend
  • Dependencies and security: What files does my application need to run? Are they inside the container or outside? Make sure you have everything you need and the container doesn’t access files or network locations that it shouldn’t
  • Time: Where is your application wasting time? Should you use a different cloud set-up? Find out if your container is a time waster.

Currently available on AWS, the tool will soon be rolled out across other cloud platforms. Over time Container Checker will also add more types of container to its checklist.

We are extremely excited to launch our first tool aimed directly at improving the lives of cloud platform users,” said Ellexus CEO Dr Rosemary Francis.

“The use of both cloud compute clusters and containers is set to grow extremely quickly over the next few years, which undoubtedly means people will run into challenges as they adapt to new set-ups and try to scale quickly

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