Network Aware Decisions with VMTurbo and Arista Networks

June 16th, 2015 by

Do Network Aware Decisions Improve Application Performance?

In short, yes.

A recent paper from Stamford University has demonstrated that leveraging placement algorithms with network awareness to VM placement decisions can improve application performance by as much as 70% compared to random placement.

But network aware decisions don’t need to be relegated to the academic lab.

Arista and VMTurbo offer a joint solution that leverages Arista’s Extensible Operating System (EOS) – including Latency Analyzer (LANZ) and VM Tracer – and VMTurbo’s Network Control Module and decision algorithms, to simultaneously consider compute, storage, and network utilization – including network traffic and topology information – in relation to real time demands of interdependent application workloads.

Using microsecond output metrics from Arista and VMTurbo’s Economic Scheduling Engine algorithm, the solution dynamically localizes frequently communicating workloads to maximize performance by minimizing latency at each possible contention point: compute, storage, and network. In addition, the solution enables data center operators to run as efficiently as possible.

To see how VMTuro and Arista Network can empower you with network aware decisions that assure application QoS watch this short video:

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