Talk Topic: “Designing a Simplified Calendaring System Using Location Awareness” by Melina McLarty
Talk Topic: “Workload-based Power Management” by Anne Holler
According to a recent Gartner report, datacenter server racks are typically 40% underutilized, due to issues around the provisioning of power to the racks. This talk will describe an advanced development project, leveraging server hardware support for host power caps, to have vSphere software manage the rack power budget by allocating the power to hosts in the rack according to their VM workload.
Talk Topic: “Possibilities of Network Virtualization” by Natasha Gude
Natasha will be talking about Nicira’s Network Virtualization Platform (NVP), which she continues to work on now at VMware. NVP acts as the network’s hypervisor, implementing a multi-tenant network abstraction across shared infrastructure. Her talk will focus on the possibilities network virtualization brings, and the challenges of designing a controller platform that can scale to networks of tens of thousands of hosts.
Talk Topic: “A Data-Driven Approach to Performance Troubleshooting in the Cloud” by Xiaoyun Zhu
At VMware, we have built a research prototype called vPerfGuard that aims to make performance troubleshooting more automated, scalable, and data-driven, by leveraging the power of statistical learning and the rich telemetry collected from applications and systems in the cloud. It automatically identifies system metrics that are most predictive of application performance, and adaptively detects potential shifts in such predictive metrics as system conditions change. The metrics can point to potential causes that can guide a cloud service provider to zero in on the root cause of a performance problem.