Cloud

Small is Better: Avoiding Latency Traps in Virtualized Data Centers

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Executive Summary

Public clouds have become a popular platform for building internet-scale applications. Using virtualization, public cloud services grant customers full control of guest operating systems and applications, while service providers still retain the management of their host infrastructure. Because applications built with public clouds are often highly sensitive to response time, infrastructure builders strive to reduce the latency of their data center's internal network. However, most existing solutions require modification to the software stack controlled by guests.

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