VMworld US 2016 Buzz: Office of the CTO Stand: CLOVE: Congestion-Aware Load Balancing from the Virtual Edge
Adding some more colour to the highlights from my VMworld US 2016 coverage:
- VMworld US 2016: The Day 0 Buzz
- VMworld US 2016: The Day 1 Buzz
- VMworld US 2016: The Day 2 Buzz
- VMworld US 2016: The Day 3 Buzz
- VMworld US 2016: The Day 4 Buzz
I made a point as I always do at VMworld to head to the VMware Office of the CTO booth to have a glimpse into the future. I spoke to Aditi Ghag.
This is all about building a congestion aware, fine-grained, distributed network load balancer. This means as soon as the packet enters the network at the vSwitch or physical network switch when using SDN you can decide on which path it takes rather than having the network load balancing have to consult a central service.
I haven’t found an associated research paper, if there is one out on the internets somewhere, let me know and I’ll link to it.