More Hardware vs. Data Center Control
I’ve run into quite a few enterprises recently who are in the business of throwing hardware at problems, or were in the business of throwing hardware at issues and have since wised up and decided to look at the problem differently.
As an example I was visiting a large customer the other week that was significantly over allocated in terms of vCPU to CPU cores. Across the entire environment CPU ready time had shot up above 20%. The conversation went something like this:
Me: “Wow you guys have some of the worst ReadyQ times I’ve ever seen! Did you know that?”
Manager: “Yes we know. It kills performance. Unfortunately we have been slow in purchasing new hardware to fix the problem.”
Me: “You’re planning on adding more hardware? How long do you expect that to fix the problem for?”
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