Bhavesh Davda

Tuning ESXi for NFV Workloads

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) enables the efficiency and agility benefits that come from untethering network functions from proprietary appliances and moving them to a virtualized infrastructure running over hypervisors and COTS hardware. Enterprise IT departments have been realizing such benefits for a number of years but the telecommunications environment brings new workloads with different requirements. The vSphere ESXi hypervisor provides a high-performance and competitive platform that effectively runs many Tier 1 application workloads in virtual machines. By default, ESXi has been heavily tuned for driving high I/O throughput efficiently by utilizing fewer CPU cycles and conserving power, as required by a wide range of workloads. Telco and NFV application workloads are different from the typical Tier I enterprise application workloads in that they tend to be any combination of latency sensitive, jitter sensitive, high packet...

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VMware Research Group

Introduction to the VMware Research Group

Introduction to the VMware Research Group

Dahlia Malkhi is a Principal Researcher with the newly formed VMware Research Group. She is an applied and foundational researcher in broad aspects of reliability and security in distributed systems. She joined VMware Research as a founding member in December 2014. Prior...

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Chris Wolf

What a Motherboard Can Tell Us About the Future of Data Center Infrastructure

What a Motherboard Can Tell Us About the Future of Data Center Infrastructure

What's the correct answer to this question? Where did Intel decide to put the memory sockets on its latest motherboard - the 4-socket S4600LH2? If you're curious, you can see where the memory sockets are located here , but that's not the correct...

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CTO Ambassadors

Bimodal IT, VMware, and Cloud-Native Apps

Bimodal IT, VMware, and Cloud-Native Apps

Patrick Daigle is a Senior Systems Engineer and CTO Ambassador in Montreal, Canada. As part of VMware’s Technical Services organization, he works with large enterprises across Canada,...

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CTO Ambassadors

Why VMware Integrated OpenStack

Jonathan Cham is a Global Solutions Consultant who helps global companies transform and accelerate the way IT is delivered to their customers. He focuses on open source, cloud operations...

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Andrew Nelson

What Impact Can Virtualization Have on the Field of Research Computing?

Challenges for IT supporting research computing environments What is most important to an IT department supporting university research? Based on conversations with many of our customers, we have repeatedly...

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