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Wednesday, September 18 • 10:50am - 11:40am
Exploiting The Latest KVM Features For Optimal Virtualized Enterprise Storage Performance - Khoa Huynh, IBM

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I/O performance has often been the main barrier preventing many enterprise workloads, such as database servers and OLTP systems, from moving to a virtualized environment or cloud. This presentation will first summarize the fruits of recent efforts to improve the storage performance of the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, including the new “data-plane” technology for block I/O. These have allowed us to achieve the highest storage I/O rates ever reported for a single virtual machine (1.6 million IOPS). We will also discuss how to fully exploit this “data-plane” and other new features in KVM to optimize storage performance in virtualized environments or clouds.

This presentation should be of interest to developers and operators deploying, or planning to deploy, enterprise workloads in KVM-based virtualized environments or clouds. Familiarity with virtualization is assumed.

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Khoa Huynh

IBM Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM), IBM
Dr. Khoa Huynh has over 30 years of experience in product and cloud service development, testing, performance analysis, and customer support. Khoa joined IBM in 1989 where he first worked on OS/2 and Linux operating systems, and is currently an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:50am - 11:40am
Strand 2

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