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Title: Breaking the Manageability Wall in Large Scale Data Centers
Vanish Talwar ,
Date & Time: January 3, 2013 10:30
Venue: First floor Conference Room, Kanwal Rekhi Building, Dept. of CSE
Abstract:
Trends in cloud computing and internet services have fueled the growth of data centers. An important component in such data centers is “management software” which deals with how all the hardware and software is deployed, configured, monitored, and tuned. With the increase in complexity and scale of data centers, manageability becomes a bigger challenge. As an example, a reasonable sized future data center can contain a staggering 20+ million managed objects! Existing tools and approaches have limitations in addressing such complexity and scale resulting in the “manageability wall” - a barrier to the growth of data centers and cloud. Breaking down the manageability wall is critical to success of the cloud. In this talk, I will provide research examples of coordinated and scalable management solutions to address the manageability wall. Specifically, we have designed a loosely coupled platform-virtualization management solution that can achieve decreased power consumption with significant improvement in meeting application SLAs. We have also designed a distributed monitoring and analysis solution that can process very large volumes of data across hundreds and thousands of servers, while improving the time to insight when problems occur. We also develop lightweight algorithms for processing time series monitoring data to detect anomalous behavior with improved accuracy. Overall, our solutions provide more efficient data centers with significantly reduced costs of operation for large clouds.
Speaker Profile:
Vanish Talwar is a principal scientist at HP Labs Palo Alto, researching systems software and manageability stacks for next generation data centers. His research interests are in distributed systems, data intensive computing, and energy efficiency. Vanish received his B.Tech degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, BHU, Varanasi, and his MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC). Vanish is a recipient of the David J Kuck Best Masters Thesis award from the Dept. of Computer Science, UIUC, and has numerous patents and papers including a book on utility computing.
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