02 Aug '11, 12pm

Applications: the Missing Link in Data Center Efficiency

Applications: the Missing Link in Data Center Efficiency

Developers can significantly reduce such uncertainty by instrumenting their applications to expose usage and performance metrics. The metrics can be used to dynamically assign and withdraw IT resources as needed. In recognition of this need, the Marlowe project at Microsoft Research is experimenting with a framework to optimize IT resource allocation for applications by using developer instrumented usage and performance metrics, in addition to more abstract utilization metrics such as overall CPU utilization. When these metrics are correlated with the underlying hardware performance, it is possible to dynamically assign the appropriate quantity and type of IT resources to operate the application with desired performance characteristics (as specified by a service level agreement) at any given scale of use. Past usage data can also be analyzed to provide near-real-time use f...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/08/applications-missing-...

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