Hosting Blazing Fast Services: From 1 Core to 1M Cores

Speaker  David Andersen, Ming Zhang, and Ratul Mahajan

Host  Victor Bahl

Affiliation  Carnegie Mellon University, Microsoft Research

Duration  01:00:20

Date recorded  15 July 2013

Microsoft builds and operates best-in-class data centers that contain 2,500 to more than 100,000 servers (per data center), which are connected by using cutting-edge networks within and across data centers. To meet the performance, cost, and availability demands of Microsoft and third-party services that are hosted in our data centers, our systems and networks have evolved to be highly programmable and software-defined, thereby using both hardware and software to solve challenges.

In this session from the 2013 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, presenters from Microsoft products groups and Microsoft Research describe the systems and networking infrastructure that enable Microsoft to host thousands of services that serve hundreds of millions of users globally with an unprecedented level of performance. They share and discuss the results of their investigations and deployments, which are part of Microsoft’s worldwide, multi-year infrastructure investment and development strategy.

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