In many ways, the growth of cloud hosting represents a new era in the hosting and Internet services industries. Technological innovation is creating new, in-demand services you can use to expand your hosting business.
But, as with any service, delivering reliable, high-performance cloud hosting presents obstacles. Interestingly, these are the same challenges hosts have seen before.
The “noisy neighbor” problem comes into play whenever multiple users or applications share resources. With servers and storage networked together, the cloud does not simply replicate the noisy neighbor issues you may recognize from shared hosting, but presents an even bigger concern.
At HostingCon 2013, you can attend a wide range of educational sessions designed to help you develop and launch cloud services. In one session, “Eliminating Noisy Neighbors and Optimizing Performance in the Cloud,” a panel of infrastructure and hosting experts will come together to discuss what you can do to get the most from your cloud services.
The noisy neighbor problem in the cloud
In the case of shared hosting, individual users share hardware resources on a single hardware server. These resources may include:
- Bandwidth and connectivity to the server
- Disk input/output (I/O)
The noisy neighbor problem occurs because the behavior of one user will affect others on the same server. If one website starts attracting large volumes of traffic or drains hardware resources through poor application design or intentional misuse, the neighboring websites on the same server will notice performance degradation.
It would be natural to assume that, in the cloud, the sheer quantity of hardware resources networked together will mitigate this problem. However, noisy neighbors still cause issues on cloud hosting platforms.
Often, the noisy neighbor in the cloud is storage. Although disk capacities continue to increase, the speed of reading and writing from disks does not. While flash memory and solid-state drives (SSDs) can help, this represents another costly investment for your company.
Worse, your cloud customers are more aware of performance and stability than ever before – after all, these are the traits that sell the cloud. Eliminating noisy neighbors and maintaining outstanding performance is essential to your success.
Optimize your cloud at HostingCon 2013
With an intelligent strategy and the right advice, you can predict the most common obstacles to a successful cloud platform, and eliminate them. HostingCon 2013 is your chance to get advice from experts in the industry.
In “Eliminating Noisy Neighbors and Optimizing Performance in the Cloud,” a panel of experts will come together to discuss meeting service obligations and maximizing your service quality to generate more business. The panel session features Nathan Day (SoftLayer), Ross Cheetham (Crucial), Dave Wright (SolidFire), Antonio Piraino (ScienceLogic) and Chandler Vaughn (Codero).
“Eliminating Noisy Neighbors and Optimizing Performance in the Cloud” takes place on Monday, June 17th at 10:00am.
To attend HostingCon 2013 and this essential session, register now.
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