SDDC Infrastructure Performance Management

As the first SDDC is delivered later this year, infrastructure performance management solutions will be an essential part of SDDC Infrastructure Performance Management. The good news is that a robust set of vendors already exist who can readily enhance their offerings to address the incremental requirements of the SDDC.


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News: GoGrid and Racemi Start the Cloud Onboarding Arms Race

The arms race to make it easy for one cloud vendor to onboard workloads from another vendor has been started by GoGrid and Racemi. This will likely lead to a world where it is easy to move workloads around between private clouds and public clouds of various types. If this happens then we are headed towards a world where execution environments for applications will compete on a limited set of dimensions like application response time, required throughput, cost, and required security level. If and when this occurs, then in fact IT will have become “a service”.

Caching throughout the Stack

One sure way to improve performance is to cache the non-dynamic data of any application. We did this to improve the overall performance of The Virtualization Practice website. However, there are many places within the stack to improve overall performance by caching, and this got me to thinking of all the different types. At the last Austin VMUG, there were at least three vendors selling caching solutions that were designed to improve overall performance by as little as 2x to upwards of 50x improvements. That is quite a lot of improvement in application performance. Where do all these caching products fit into the stack?