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Cloud Resources Workload Profiling – Igor Trubin

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Cloud Resources Workload Profiling – Igor Trubin

Updated for 2021 How to be sure a cloud object’s (e.g, AWS EC2, RDS or EBS) workload fits the rightsized resources (Compute, RAM, IO/s and Network traffic)? It is very difficult to do using raw system performance data from monitoring tools. The best way to do that is using a weekly workload profile, which is a graphical visualization in form of MASF IT-Control chart. This chart shows the stability of the workload, reveals the anomalies that happened recently, such as run-away, memory leaks or specifically important for cloud objects, the unusual number of hours the object is down all compared with the usual weekly pattern.

This presentation will describe how to build, read, and use workload profiles using real data examples and demonstrates how cloud capacity scaling could be verified.

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Igor Trubin started his tech career in 1979 as an IBM/370 system engineer. In 1986 he got his PhD. in Robotics at St. Petersburg Technical University (Russia) and then worked as a professor teaching CAD/CAM, Robotics for about 12 years. He published 30 papers and made several presentations for conferences related to the Robotics and Artificial Intelligent fields. In 1999 he moved to the US and worked at Capital One bank as a Capacity Planner. His first paper was written and presented in 2001. The next one, “Exception Detection System Based on MASF Technique,” won a Best Paper award at CMG 2002 and was presented at UKCMG 2003 in Oxford, England. He made other tech. presentations at IBM z/Series Expo, Southern, Central Europe CMG and ICPE/WOSP-C 2020 in Canada. and ran several workshops covering his original method of Anomaly and Change Point Detection ( He is an author of the online class “Performance Anomaly Detection” at CMGAfter working more than 2 years as the Capacity team lead for IBM, he had worked for SunTrust Bank for 3 years and then at IBM for 2+ years as Sr. IT Architect. Now he works for Capital One bank as IT Manager at the Cloud Engineering department and since 2015 he is a member of Board of Directors. He runs his tech blog at and YouTube channel

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