Consolidation of Performance Sensitive Application: Virtualizing Electronic Gaming Infrastructure
An End-User case study with Electronic Sports League (ESL) using VMware ESX 3.5U1 with NetQueue feature running on Intel® Xeon® processor 7400 Series based servers with Intel NICs supporting VMDq feature. Game servers are mission critical, single-threaded, processor intensive & network latency sensitive. They were previously believed to be 'non-virtualize-able' due to the overhead of virtualization. In this case, we will show that game QoS can be preserved on virtualized game servers when using the latest technologies as noted above. We'll also show that large server consolidation ratios and cost savings can be achieved at the same time.
Technical Overview Session
Networking; Storage / Backup; VMware Infrastructure; Virtualization Platform / Hypervisor
Sreeram Sammeta( IntelCorporation ), Bob Albers( Intel Corporation )
Sreeram Sammeta is a Sr. Systems Engineer in Intel's Digital Enterprise Group's End-user Platform Integration group. He previously has worked in various engineering positions in Information Technology during the last 7 years. He holds M.S in Electrical engineering from SIU. His primary focus area is building end-to-end proof-of-concepts; exploring, deploying and validating emerging end-user usage models. His recent interests include evaluating next generation datacenter virtualization technologies focusing on performance of virtualized network & security infrastructure appliances
Bob Albers is an I/O Usage Architect in Intel Digital Enterprise Group's End-User Platform Integration team. He has over 30 years of experience in computer & network design & architecture including 24 years at Intel. For the last several years Bob has been focused on understanding the usage & improving the performance of network and security workloads running on Intel servers. Most recently, he has been focused on these same workloads running within VMware virtualized servers.
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